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Lethbridge EMS drug responses on the rise again

Lethbridge EMS responded to the lowest number of drug-related events during July 2022 than in any other July over the last 5 years, but the number of drug responses have increased in each of the last two months.

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7 Alberta communities lost ER service last month

One other community had lost ambulatory care, and a second lost urgent care centre services.

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Covenant Health nursing care workers win wage increases

After over 2 years without a contract and many months of bargaining, auxiliary nursing care workers with Covenant Health have won wage increases until 2024, although they’re less than they hoped for.

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Lethbridge lost 14 more doctors since last June

The South Zone is the only health zone that has seen a loss in physician registrations between 2018 and 2022.

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HSAA workers approve new collective agreement

When accounting for inflation and 5 years of wage freezes, this new contract will result in what amounts to an effective wage cut of over 15%.

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Annual increase in AB doctors 2nd lowest in 7 years

2022 had the 6th worst year-over-year performance of any quarter over the last 7 years.

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Lethbridge 2nd quarter EMS drug responses hits new low

Lethbridge EMS responded to the lowest number of drug-related events during the 2nd quarter of 2022 than in any other 2nd quarter over the last 5 years.

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AHS closed ER in 10 communities last month

One other community had lost ambulatory care.

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AHS flip flops on wage freezes after mediation

After months of insisting on 4 years of wage freezes, Alberta Health Services has partially reversed their stance following meeting with a mediator.

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Mediator forces AHS to reverse wage rollbacks

After nearly a month of voluntary mediation, HSAA workers now have a tentative agreement to vote on, one that doesn’t include the 5.36% wage rollbacks originally proposed by AHS.