Alberta plan to overhaul provincial healthcare includes new cabinet roles – TNC

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202439 Views

May 15, 2024

The Alberta government is paving the way for a complete overhaul of the province’s healthcare system and its plan includes new ministerial positions for specific healthcare branches. The province has proposed legislation to implement the healthcare system changes promised in November.

The Health Statutes Amendment Act, Bill 22, intends to ensure that Albertans can find a primary care provider, receive urgent care without long waits, have access to continuing care options, and obtain mental health and addiction treatments.

If passed, the Health Statutes Amendment Act will transition Alberta Health Services to four sector-based provincial health agencies, including primary care, acute care, continuing care, and mental health and addiction. The changes aim to improve patient care and better support front-line healthcare workers, who will work in organizations focused on their specific areas of expertise.

“The agencies will be responsible for delivering integrated health services, ensuring Albertans receive timely access to care, regardless of where they live,” said the Alberta government in a press release.

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