Month: February 2020

Media Release: Budget 2020 is Death Knell for public health care in Alberta

Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) President Mike Parker calls out the UCP for what they are…destroyers of public health care. Edmonton – Two days after committing to preserve a high-quality public health care system, the Kenney government has changed its tune in the Budget. Protecting public health care was called essential in the throne speech, but the word public has been dropped from the budget. “Preserving a high-quality public health care system is essential.”  …

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HSAA donation helps promote rare disease through family fun

I would like to thank the HSAA for their donation to The Canadian Society for Relapsing Polychondritis to support their Family Fun Day. The event was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Aldergrove Community League from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day consisted of a Silent Auction, Adventure Bus, Virtual Reality, Board Games, Stamp Workshop, Yoga, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Dance Contest, Fairy Garden Workshops and a Zumbathon. What is Relapsing Polychondritis? Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) is…

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HSAA statement in support of Alberta’s doctors

Members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta stand in support of our doctors who have just been slapped in the face by the Kenney government. Our members work side-by-side with doctors every day and share one goal, providing vulnerable Albertans with the care they need. The disregard for an established process and agreement is contrary to “good faith” and creates an unstable, unpredictable environment. The lack of respect for health professionals is a problem and…

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Media Release: HSAA is putting the heart back in health care for Valentine’s Day

For Immediate Release February 4, 2020 Edmonton – HSAA has released a new line of valentine cards that all Albertans concerned about the future of health care can access and send to the current premier, his cabinet and all government MLAs. “It’s long past time we put the heart back in health care,” said HSAA Vice-President, Trudy Thomson. “At Valentine’s, we spend a lot of time thinking with our hearts. We are asking the current government to consider…

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Media Release: UCP government admits it is using two flawed reports to make $2 billion in cuts to Alberta’s health care

Edmonton – Trudy Thomson, Vice-President, HSAA reacted to the Alberta Health Services Performance review. “I was surprised to hear the current health minister admit the report he released today is full of flawed and incomplete information. The minister said this report confirms the conclusions in the MacKinnon report. In other words, both reports are just multi-million-dollar exercises to allow the government to push UCP talking points. “Now the minister is giving Alberta Health Services (AHS) 100…

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