Engagement status: Under review. Comment period closed October 7, 2019
Ministry responsible: Health


Government has chosen independent contractor Ernst and Young (EY) to complete the first comprehensive review of Alberta Health Services (AHS) since it was formed 10 years ago.

AHS is the province’s health authority, responsible for delivering the majority of Alberta’s health services, including acute care, continuing care, public health, and community services.

The public, AHS staff, physicians and other health experts will be consulted as part of the review process.


The review will identify potential ways AHS can reduce costs and improve performance by:

  • examining AHS management structure, organization and administration
  • evaluating AHS programs, services and policies
  • comparing AHS to other province's health systems and best practices
  • gathering input from employees, physicians and the public

EY’s report with the results of the review, which will be released publicly, is due to government by Dec. 31, 2019.

Public engagement

Albertans were encouraged to provide their feedback and suggestions on how AHS could reduce costs and improve health care services.

The submission period closed October 7, 2019.