Month: March 2018

HSAA donation making life better for parents and babies

As maternal child social workers at Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC), we provide care to post-partum, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery units. We work with new parents regarding concerns of mental health, domestic violence, addictions and social economic issues and how these dynamics may impact their ability to parent. Part of our role is help patients connect with supports and resources upon discharge from hospital. Sometimes we find ourselves needing to provide a…

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HSAA members vote to ratify tentative agreement

For Immediate Release March 23, 2018 HSAA members employed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) have voted to ratify the tentative agreement (TA) that was reached on Saturday, February 24. Members had prioritized improvements to benefits as well as work/life balance and the HSAA bargaining committee was proud of the achievements gained in these areas. Additionally, significant improvements to working conditions and union language were successfully negotiated. Highlights of this TA include 100% coverage of CPAP machines…

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Health care and EMS budget boost welcomed by HSAA

For Immediate Release March 22, 2018 Alberta’s budget takes a step in the right direction to ease the pressure on the province’s broken EMS system, says the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA). “We’re relieved to see that the government has abandoned the two-year spending freeze on ambulance services it proposed last year. The six-per-cent increase of $29 million in that item this year should help provide some of the extra ambulances and paramedics that Albertans…

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New statistics reveal Alberta unprepared for medical emergencies

Media Release For Immediate Release March 20, 2018 New information obtained from Alberta Health Services (AHS) shows that the province of Alberta would not be able to cope with a large-scale medical crisis and is already struggling to meet day-to-day demands, says the union representing health-care professionals. The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is today releasing statistics obtained by a Freedom of Information request that paint a stark picture of an Emergency Medical System (EMS)…

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Media Advisory – Alberta unprepared for medical emergencies

Media Advisory Alberta unprepared for medical emergencies New information obtained from Alberta Health Services (AHS) shows that the province Alberta would not be able to cope with a large-scale medical crisis and is already struggling to meet day-to-day demands, says the union representing health-care professionals. On Tuesday, March 20, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) will release statistics obtained by a Freedom of Information request that paint a stark picture of an Emergency Medical System…

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