Parkland Report Confirms NDP Falling Short on Long-Term Care Promise
Report finds Alberta's continuing care is 79% privatized with no significant improvement since the election of the NDP Government.
Friends of Medicare are calling on the Alberta Government to recommit to their election promise to create "2,000 public long-term care beds over four years" in light of damning evidence provided in today's Parkland Institute "Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis" report on long-term care in Alberta. Further steps should be reviewed and taken to phase out private continuing care entirely, in keeping with their election promise to "end the PCs' costly experiments in privatization, and redirect the funds to publicly delivered services."Read more
Alberta Government on the Right Side of History with Dynalife Purchase
Friends of Medicare are elated to hear reports that Alberta Health Services intends to purchase private lab services company Dynalife for $50 million in 2022 when its new 5 year contract expires.Read more