Alberta’s UCP government unveils legislation to recover health-care costs associated with opioids
The Alberta government has introduced new legislation it says is meant to help it recover health-care costs resulting from opioid use."Today our government will take the next step to hold opioid manufacturers and wholesalers accountable," Health Minister Tyler Shandro told reporters.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is full of opportunities to grow, advance, and change your career direction in a variety of healthcare settings. AHS promotes patient and family centred care by supporting the relationship between patients, families, and a variety of other healthcare professionals.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responsible for promoting wellness and providing health care services across the province. Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council.
The provincial NDP is calling for an emergency debate after a letter released Friday from the' lead negotiator to the United Nurses of Alberta revealed that .
"They are going to war with front-line health-care workers in the province of Alberta, instead of providing them with the resources and support they need to address the growing pressures and workload," NDP MLA David Shepherd, the health critic for the Opposition, said at a protest at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday.
‘The entire class broke into tears’: Calgary students sign petition to save teacher from layoff
A petition has been started by students at Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary demanding the province reconsider teacher layoffs.Grade 10 students in Shaheen Allibhai's class said they were told last week that she would be losing her temporary position in January 2020.
OTTAWA - NDP Critic for Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East), wrote to the Speaker of the House of Commons to request an Emergency Debate on the immigration ban order by US President Donald Trump to address the far-reaching implications on those targeted
+ CALGARY – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling for the Alberta government to recall the legislature early for an emergency debate on the state of the province’s economy. The group represents 10,000 members in Alberta made up of independent business owners.
This follows a push from the provincial government for.
The official Opposition says these job losses will be a direct violation of a promise that Kenney made on the campaign trail.
"The premier stood in front of the TV cameras this past spring and signed a giant placard saying that he would not endanger healthcare in the province of Alberta.
"Jason Kenney lied to Albertans, he's breaking his promise," Shepherd said.
Shepherd is referencing a promise that has been circulating on social media that Premier Kenney made during the provincial election campaign.
"I believe we can find some savings to do things more efficiently without affecting front-line services," Kenney said in February 2019, when he made the promise.
Children's watchdog blames Alberta and B.C. for failing teen before OD death
VANCOUVER — Confusion and discord between child welfare authorities in British Columbia and Alberta failed a boy who'd suffered sexual and physical abuse during a chaotic life before his death at age 17 from a fentanyl overdose, the children's watchdog in B.C. says. Jennifer Charlesworth issued a report Tuesday, saying ineffective oversight despite an interprovincial policy involving services for children and youth led to the "compassionate"Jennifer Charlesworth issued a report Tuesday, saying ineffective oversight despite an interprovincial policy involving services for children and youth led to the "compassionate" boy's death.
Contact Information. Life-threatening Emergencies . For life-threatening emergencies please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department. Alberta Health Services Corporate Office Seventh Street Plaza 14th Floor, North Tower 10030 – 107 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E4.
+ EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally indicated Serenity died while in kinship care. However, on Oct. 6, 2017, Alberta ’s Ministry of Children’s Services clarified that although it was through the kinship care program that she was put in the care of the man and woman now facing charges
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At the UCP's annual general meeting, taking place in Calgary this weekend, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said he's confident patient care won't be impacted.
"This isn't about services being cut," Shandro said. "This is about AHS working within their budget to find efficiencies within their own system, and moving positions around."
But those who work in the health industry said Saturday that these job losses will have serious implications for all Albertans.
"The wait lists increase, the patient lists increase, the stress on the members increase," said Mike Parker, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta.
"The entire system gets put under further strain. The only result of that is collapse."
-With files from Global News' Chris Chacon
Government addresses security questions after suicide at Alberta legislature .
Alberta Sheriffs are working to maintain a balance that keeps the legislature grounds safe but still accessible to the public.It happened at around 3 p.m. Monday on the steps of the provincial building.