United Nurses of Alberta says AHS seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 15, 2020 10:02 pm Updated January 15, 2020 10:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents registered nurses in the province…

Alberta government extends deadline for changes to doctor fees

Alberta’s health minister says the government will delay bringing in changes to the fees doctors collect so that the province can continue to consult with physicians. Tyler Shandro says he’s encouraged by talks so far, but adds that ultimately there…

3 more flu-related deaths in Edmonton zone, Alberta confirmed cases double: AHS

Nine Albertans have died with lab-confirmed influenza, according to Alberta Health Services’ weekly report released Thursday. That marks an increase of three in the Edmonton zone to six between Dec. 14, 2019 and Jan. 4, 2020. The north, south and…

Alberta government eyeing ‘significant changes’ to health care system in 2020

Alberta’s medical system is getting prepped for some major surgery in 2020, and Health Minister Tyler Shandro says it starts in about two weeks with the release of a report expected to be the blueprint for change. “We committed to…

‘Naloxone saves lives’: Drop in number of fentanyl-related deaths in Alberta

New statistics from Alberta’s health ministry show that there were 120 fentanyl-related deaths in the province between July 1 and Sept. 30. That is down from 156 deaths in the previous quarter and it’s the lowest number since early 2017.…

AMA president ‘hopeful’ for ‘effective dialogue’ with Alberta health minister about controlling costs

A month after Alberta’s UCP government tabled numerous proposals for controlling health-care costs in the province, the Alberta Medical Association has provided the health minister with a formal response. “While I appreciate that these past weeks have caused a lot…