Health Care Revisions and Reorganization
September 10, 2013
Media Release – Health Care Revisions and Reorganization
September 10, 2013.
Edmonton - In the wake of the new governance review study released today, the Alberta Party observes that, while many of the conclusions have been fairly obvious for some time, the recommendations are better late than never. Through their recommendations, the government seems to have admitted that their management has been ineffective, and that that huge expense of the system is not reflected in the quality of patient care and outcomes.
"The Health Care budget should absolutely be applied more directly to the front lines", says AP President Will Munsey, "rather than to top heavy management that hasn't seemed to have worked very well in many instances."
“The Alberta Party has long maintained that the governance and monitoring of health care delivery should be done on a more local level”, says Munsey, “and hopefully the division of the province into two regions, north and south, is a step in that direction.”
“Easy and seamless access to the system has also been a key part of our policy”, Munsey continued, "and we appreciate the acknowledgement that the current system is confusing and difficult to navigate.”
Through our Big Listens and ongoing engagement with Albertans we know that health care is at the top of Albertan's priority list. Albertans should enjoy the best quality of health care in Canada, if not the world. Our government should ensure that it is so, and do so in record time.
For further information please contact:
Robbie Kreger-Smith, Communications Chair