This article was originally published by the Calgary Herald; you can view the original article here. Alberta Health Services has rejected a claim by NDP health critic David Shepherd that the provincial government has prohibited paramedics and EMS workers from working overtime, increasing the number of times that no ambulances are available to respond to calls. During a news conference Tuesday, Shepherd released documents indicating the UCP government has refused overtime hours for paramedics, resulting in…
SO LET'S NOT
PUT IT AT RISK
Our 25,000 health-
Whether we’re working in the labs, in diagnostic imaging, in emergency medicine, in therapy, in addictions or any of the 240 professional disciplines to which we belong, we spend every day of our working lives caring for you.
We’re there for you in your scariest, hardest and happiest moments. We’re there for you when you get injured, we’re there for you when you get sick, we’re there for you when you’re born and we’re there for you when you or your loved ones pass on.
It’s because we care about caring for you that we’re talking now about the future of Alberta’s health-care system.
We'll be watching.
We watched the election results come in and we’ll keep watching the government today and the day after that because we need to make sure they take care of Albertans. We’ll be watching for the government to help us do our jobs to provide great patient care, to protect and invest in public health care and to work as hard as we do for the people we take care of every day.
Because nothing matters more than your health.
to all of us.
You know that
and we know that.
Sandra Simard, a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist, sent the following letter to the office of the Premier on May 6 and shared it with HSAA. Dear Mr. Jason Kenney, I am writing to you today to express my concerns around the future of Medical Laboratory Services (Med Lab Services) in Alberta. I am a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist and for 37 years have worked in many capacities within this healthcare discipline in Alberta. The last 10…