By Lethbridge Herald on November 22, 2023.
Re: Health care reorganization in Alberta:
It’s called throwing the baby out with the bath: AHS already has a zone structure and Primary Care Network (PCN) boards across Alberta to allow for local decision making.
It has taken awhile but there has been much local stakeholder input and communication taking place, allowed to flourish when there was one Minister of Health when the NDP government was in power.
Changes in health ministers always impacts health care delivery, even while operating at supposed arms-length.
Thus, the plan to have the Minister of Health directly oversee health delivery and remove the arms-length operation for health care delivery is particularly a recipe for disaster.