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…

Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients

Alberta’s Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease to switch medications. NDP health critic David Shepherd says it’s the best, safest way to make sure they don’t suffer…

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…

Alberta doctors not ruling out court challenge in response to billing changes

Alberta doctors say they haven’t ruled out a court challenge to the government’s billing rule changes that physicians say could profoundly affect patient care. Dr. Christine Molnar, head of the Alberta Medical Association, says the court route is not preferred,…

1st case of severe vaping-related illness reported in Alberta

A patient is recovering at home following Alberta’s first confirmed case of a severe vaping-related illness. Alberta’s chief medical officer of health confirmed the province’s first case of severe vaping-associated lung illness on Thursday. “We are actively monitoring the situation…

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…

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…