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High SCS usage linked to low deaths and EMS responses

Recent Alberta government data shows that when Lethbridge SCS usage was high, deaths and EMS responses were low.

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What Alberta’s finance minister isn’t telling you about negotiations with nurses

Travis Toews doesn’t like that Alberta nurses asked for a 7% wage increase over 4 years, but he’s not telling you the whole story.

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Alberta breaks 4 COVID-19 records in a row

Since last Thursday, Alberta has seen 4 consecutive days of breaking the previous records of new daily cases of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 outbreak at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge

As of this week, St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge has at least 3 COVID-19 cases, according to two emails I recently obtained.

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Alberta to spend nearly $40M on Calgary hospital power plant

Meanwhile, the city has the lowest number of hospital acute beds in the province.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge

3 healthcare workers confirmed with positive COVID-19 test results.

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What Jason Kenney isn’t telling you about health spending

When Jason Kenney says “just the facts”, I think what he means is “just some of the facts”.

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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.