Alberta Health Queue Jumping

What Went Wrong At The Calgary Cancer Clinic?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says it will review the practices of a Calgary cancer clinic accused of allowing patients to jump the queue for tes...

Minister Interfering With Inquiry: Judge

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The head of Alberta's queue-jumping inquiry is accusing Health Minister Fred Horne of interfering with its work by setting unrealistic dead...

Why Queue-Jumping Happens: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - An expert in bioethics says queue-jumping in the health system is never a black-and-white issue.Dr. Lynette Reid of Dalhousie University say...

More Proof Alberta's Elite Get Preferential Health Treatment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A high-ranking Calgary doctor at the centre of queue-jumping allegations conceded Monday he booked his patients outside the normal routine, ...

What Role Did U of C Play In Queue Jumping?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Taking stage Monday at a public inquiry is what role, if any, the University of Calgary played in a queue-jumping scandal that occurred on ...

Cancer Clinic Admits To Queue-Jumping For Tests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The head of the publicly funded Colon Cancer Screening Centre conceded Wednesday that patients from one private clinic were allowed to jump ...

Private Clinic Denies Queue-Jumping, But Did End-Run System

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Two operators of a private Calgary health centre concede they tried to end-run the booking procedures at a publicly funded cancer-screening ...

Timeline Of Queue-Jumping Allegations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A Timeline of alleged queue jumping at Calgary's Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre, based on testimony to date at Health S...

Doc At Heart Of Queue-Jump Allegation To Take Stand

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Calgary Dr. Ron Bridges, cited by his peers as possibly being behind a queue-jumping scheme at a colon cancer-screening clinic, will get a ...

Can AHS Win Back The Public's Trust?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Health Services knows that to regain the public's trust after last month's queue-jumping inquiry, there will have to be some work done, AHS pr...

Queue-Jumping Inquiry Extended

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's queue-jumping inquiry has been extended by seven days, after a slew of concerning evidence was brought forward this week. Proceedings in ...

Queue-Jumping Was To Reward Donors: Witness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Three doctors have testified about an elaborate queue-jumping scheme that saw deep-pocket donors of the University of Calgary rewarded by be...

Nurse Opened Flu Shot Clinic For Friends, Family During Vaccination Shortage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY -- An Edmonton nurse says she opened a closed clinic to give pandemic flu shots to staff, friends and relatives because she didn't want the va...

Doc Describes Early Chaos At Colon Clinic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The head of a public colon cancer centre in Calgary says there was administrative chaos when the clinic opened in 2008 and patient lists got...

Health Minister Offended By Inquiry Testimony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's health minister says he is very concerned over testimony about a deal that allowed patients from a private clinic in Calgary to j...

VIPs Jumped The Queue For Colon Tests, Says Clerk

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - While ordinary Albertans waited three years for a colon cancer test, patients at a private clinic were treated in just weeks under an inform...

Told To Lie About Flu Shots

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY -- Alberta's health-care inquiry heard testimony Monday that paperwork was fudged and that Calgary Flames players and their families were dire...

\Ex-Health Boss Denies Knowledge Of Queue-Jumping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY -- The former head of Calgary's health region says he's puzzled why one of his vice-presidents was directing unit supervisors to check on VIP ...

Flames Jumped Queue For Fear Of Lineups, Inquiry Told

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A concern that the Calgary Flames would be hounded by fans in long flu-shot lineups was the genesis of players and their families being allo...

Queue Jumping? Happens All The Time: Doc

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A knee surgeon says queue-jumping occurs all the time because Alberta's health care is so broken that people with connections will naturally...

Inquiry Sandbagging Witnesses: Critics

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The former head of Edmonton's health region admitted she gave a heads-up to staff on incoming VIP patients — but didn't expect those patie...

Queue Jumping Inquiry Points Finger At Accuser

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - In a day of emotional testimony at an inquiry into health-care queue-jumping, Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said he has written prescr...

Sister Denies Pulling Strings

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she has never pulled strings to help someone get faster or better health-care treatment."...

Doctors At Alberta Hospital Couldn't Push Politicians Ahead If They'd Wanted To

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A manager of urgent care at a southern Alberta clinic says there were times when doctors would push to have family and favourites moved to ...

Queue Jumping Allegations 'Absolutely False' Says Liberal Leader

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman says he was the go-to guy to get answers on health-care problems when he was part of the government, but...