Engagement status: Open for comments
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.

Have your say

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

To submit your ideas, email AHS.Review@gov.ab.ca.

All submissions are being collected for the purpose of providing personal views on how to improve the health care system and will be considered as part of the AHS Review. Information will be de-identified prior to sharing with the third-party contractor hired to perform the review. Any personal information or health information received is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and pursuant to section 20(b) and section 27(2) of the Health Information Act. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed Kristi York, FOIP/HIA Coordinator, by email at health.foipoffice@gov.ab.ca.

As this account has been established specifically for the AHS review, personal care concerns will not be addressed.