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My colleague Kevin Taft, Official Opposition Health Critic, has produced a special edition of his MLA newsletter, and it paints a disturbing picture of how Tory mismanagement and neglect of the health care system is putting Albertans at risk.
Kevin is the Alberta Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Riverview. The latest edition of the Edmonton-Riverview newsletter features:
· A timeline of Tory health care decisions, covering missteps from the early 90s to 2009.
· Quotes from doctors and patients illustrating the challenges health care professionals and Albertans face every day thanks to decades of Tory neglect.
· Concerns with children being treated in a tent at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and the new Mazankowski Heart Centre standing empty for over a year.
· A clear picture of confusion over health care staffing, showing how Tory administrations eliminated thousands of jobs, then identified large staffing shortages, only to freeze hiring this year.
The theme of the newsletter – how quick fixes rarely lead to long-term solutions – is especially timely in the wake of health care spending cuts announced recently by Dr. Stephen Duckett, CEO of Alberta Health Services.
I urge you to read the attached newsletter, as Alberta’s health care system is an important issue close to the hearts of all Albertans.
Please contact my office at any time to share your concerns, or with questions you may have.
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