The Union of Healthcare Professionals
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing close to 25,000 paramedical technical, professional and general support employees in the public and private health-care sectors of Alberta, Canada. HSAA maintains a head office in Edmonton and an office in Calgary.
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You will have heard today that Alberta Health Services (AHS) awarded the contract for provision of laboratory services for the Edmonton Zone to Sonic Healthcare Limited, an Australian Company.
The announcement today (Friday, Oct. 17) of the new for-profit company to take over laboratory service is proof that Alberta's Conservative government will continue its ideology that sees privatization as the only option for health care, says the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA).
Health-care professionals want a better work-life balance — and they’re ready to fight for it. Negotiations with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the provincial government on the matters, however, have reached a standstill.
EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services has announced a pilot project that will create what are called rapid transfer units. Their purpose will be to free up space in Edmonton’s emergency rooms, and reduce the amount of time EMS crews spend waiting for patients to be admitted.