SENDING FERTILITY PATIENTS TO PRIVATE CARE IS THE WRONG DIRECTION
Friends of Medicare are calling for a reversal of the AHS decision to terminate services at the Edmonton Regional Fertility and Women's Endocrine Clinic at Edmonton's Lois Hole Hospital.
News broke November 2 via twitter that the clinic will no longer offer services such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), as well as donor eggs and sperm programs. Patients will now be referred to private clinics in Edmonton or Calgary for those services.Read more
RESIDENT AND FAMILY COUNCILS ACT A WELCOME STEP IN PROVIDING PATIENTS A VOICE
Friends of Medicare are applauding Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman for introducing Bill 22 the Resident and Family Councils Act.
"Resident and Family Councils are a great tool to give voice to residents of continuing care facilities and their loved ones," said Executive Director Sandra Azocar. "Friends of Medicare have been calling for this for years and it is great to see this step being taken."