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Physician shortages shut down ER service in 3 rural communities

The Alberta communities of Fairview, Rocky Mountain House, and Elk Point temporarily lost their emergency departments this week.

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Lethbridge EMS responses, drug deaths up in Jan & Feb 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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AHS awards private laundry contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with laundry services in Calgary and Edmonton.

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My response to Erin O’Toole’s plan to “secure Canada’s future”

The federal Conservatives have released their preliminary campaign platform. Here’s what I think of it.

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UCP increase diagnostic spending by $35M after cutting it by $40M

In this year’s budget, the UCP plan to spend $35 million more on diagnostic, therapeutic and other patient services. Their first year in power, they cut spending in that area by $40 million.

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UCP to spend $50 million on capital health projects

Yet they’re spending nearly $200 million less per year than the NDP had planned.

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Lethbridge’s 2020 drug-related death rate highest in Alberta

December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.

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Alberta to spend over $20 billion on capital projects

There’s a catch though.

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UCP government to fund 20% of costs for Calgary NICU expansion

The UCP recently announced nearly $150 million for 5 capital projects related to health care over the next 3 years.

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What was left out from the UCP’s $3.5B continuing care funding announcement

When Jason Kenney and Tyler Shandro announced a $200 million increase to continuing care funding last week, they left out a few details.