The Union of Healthcare Professionals

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a labour union representing over 24,000 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.

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.06.01

It’s great to get a few minutes to chat with you a bit about our work and my role in it.

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.06.01

The opioid crisis: Calgary paramedic Travis Asplund says: “It’s in the suburbs, it’s pretty much everywhere — rich, poor, low-income housing and big mansions.”

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.06.01

HSAA president Mike Parker's speech to the annual convention

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.05.31
Emergency, Emergency Communications Officer, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, Emergency Vehicle Operator

Paramedics will undergo a new two-day critical-incident training course, health officials announced Tuesday, as police charged a man in connection with a confrontation on Calgary's Deerfoot Trail that injured two paramedics and a police officer.

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.05.30
Emergency, Emergency Communications Officer, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, Emergency Vehicle Operator
Calgary Metro EMS

A paramedic was seriously injured in a confrontation with an aggressive patient at the scene of a four-car collision on Deerfoot Trail Monday during the evening commute. A second paramedic and a police officer also received minor injuries in the incident that shut down traffic between 17th Avenue S.E. and Memorial Drive for more than an hour around 4 p.m.