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Lack of nurses and doctors affecting hospitals in northern Alberta

AHS recently reduced hospital surgical, emergency, and acute care services in 5 communities in northern and central Alberta because of physician and nursing shortages.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 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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Alberta reports lower COVID-19 cases, but are they really falling?

Earlier this week, the Alberta government reported new COVID-19 daily cases that were 70% lower than they were at the end of April.

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Alberta lost over 350 physician registrations so far in 2021

Even with new registrations, there’s still a net decrease of over 250, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

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NDP & UCP cut health spending by $220M over 4 years

Between 2016 and 2020, the NDP & UCP governments cut health spending for the 16 largest health sites by a combined $220 million, under the guise of “finding efficiencies”.

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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.