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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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Alberta physician registrations see smallest 3rd-quarter increase in 5 years

Yesterday, the UCP government announced that for the first time, there were over 11,000 doctors registered to practice in Alberta.

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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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“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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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.