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Media Release

Healing Needed in Health Care

March 17, 2012

EDMONTON – Physician representatives with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) have gone public with a statement urging Albertans to demand a inquiry into the issue of physician intimidation. This group of doctors has made it clear that they are not happy with the way the PC government has responded to the Health Quality Council report.

The Alberta Party supports the AMA in their quest and believes that the only way meaningful change can be made is to listen to the medical professionals who are on the frontline of health care.

“It is only by working with groups such as the AMA that we are going to be able to make a real difference in the culture of our health care system,” says Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor. “As long as there is a culture of distrust between the PC government and the medical profession we will not be able to engage in meaningful dialogue.”

By launching an inquiry that deals with physician intimidation, the PC government would go a long way to healing some of the wounds within the healthcare system. It is only by facing up to past mistakes can they move forward, towards a more collaborative relationship.  It is time to bring people who deliver our health care back into the decision-making process and that can only be done by working towards reconciliation.


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For further information please contact:

Meagan Wade, Media Relations
(403) 596-1446
media@albertaparty.ca


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