Focus Healthcare on Patients
Posted on October 23, 2014 by Katherine Taylor
Healthcare is built on trust. Trust is the foundation of the relationship between doctors, nurses, other health professionals and their patients. My wife Jess, who is a palliative care doctor, sees first-hand the importance of trust. In her job families are putting some of the most emotional moments of their lives in her hands. Trust is essential.
The PCs have broken that trust with their endless reorganization of the health system. In 2008, the PCs consolidated nine regional health authorities, the Alberta Mental Health Board, the Alberta Cancer Board and the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission into Alberta Health Services (AHS). To say that the consolidation didn’t go smoothly is an understatement.