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AHS privatizing nearly 10,000 health care positions

With privatized services, you’d be paying not only for the labour of those workers; you’d also be paying for the profits of the private companies providing the services.

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Lethbridge drug crisis worsens

In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.

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6 months since its first case, Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers keep rising

It’s easy to look at data from the beginning of the pandemic and think things aren’t as bad as they were then. However, the number of cases of COVID-19 isn’t decreasing.

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“Conscience Rights Protection Act” MLA to oversee $14M in palliative care funding

The person who wanted to limit access to some aspects of palliative care in Alberta will be responsible for determining how funding is spent on palliative care, potentially including end-of-life care.

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COVID-19 more likely to affect marginalized communities in Canada

Last week, Innovative Research Group published the results of a recent study they conducted into how COVID-19 has affected marginalized populations in Canada.

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UCP providing short-term funding for first responder post-traumatic stress

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that it’d be spending $4.5 million on mental health funding for first responders.

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What the UCP government left out from their statement on physician pay

The UCP government recently published a statement regarding some new CIHI data regarding physicians in the country. The statement makes some claims that I wanted to clarify.

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Southern Alberta to get 156 recovery, detox & transition beds at 4 facilities

Government officials were in southwestern Alberta over the weekend to announce recovery centres, and detox and transition beds.

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Since SCS opened, Lethbridge EMS responding to 72% fewer opioid events

Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.

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Tyler Shandro appoints 4 new people to Health Disciplines Board

The Alberta lieutenant governor recently approved the appointment of the following individuals to the Health Disciplines Board, all of whom were recommended by Tyler Shandro, the health minister.