All Albertans are encouraged to participate in an online survey on the refocusing of Alberta’s health care system.
Alberta’s government is refocusing the health care system to improve health outcomes for Albertans and empower health care workers to deliver quality care across the province.
Engaging with health care workers and Albertans, and listening to the input of patients, families and caregivers remains a top priority for Alberta’s government throughout this refocusing process.
As a next step, Albertans are encouraged to share their thoughts through an online survey to gather deeper insights into the challenges, obstacles and successes experienced by both health care staff and Albertans within the current health care system.
“We’ve heard loud and clear that the issues in the health care system need to be addressed. Input from health care professionals, patients and every Albertan is vital in creating a refocused health care system that provides Albertans timely and accessible care. The ideas, solutions and first-hand experiences shared by those on the front lines are invaluable.”
To date, more than 8,000 doctors, nurses and health care professionals have participated in the initial round of engagement sessions. Between Nov. 9 and Nov. 17, Alberta’s government hosted five separate telephone town hall sessions with Alberta Health Services staff and mental health and addiction service providers. Front-line staff asked more than 140 questions, mostly around continuity of patient care during the transition and beyond. Alberta’s government is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and putting systems in place to help support front-line service delivery throughout the refocusing.
“Refocusing Alberta’s health care means a greater focus on mental health and addiction. We believe that every Albertan deserves an opportunity to pursue recovery. The feedback of Albertans and our community partners will be critically important in making this possible.”
“As we refocus Alberta’s health care system, it is critically important that we speak directly with the individuals who care directly for Albertans. These town halls will help us stay focused on our goal: to move to a modern, more responsive and effective health care system.”
More information sessions and town halls, both in person and online, will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
- Five town halls were held: one on Nov. 9, two on Nov. 14, one on Nov. 15 and another on Nov. 17.
- Three were available to all Alberta Health Services staff, while two were specific for mental health and addiction-focused staff and community partners.
- There were approximately 8,330 participants.
- Recordings of the town halls are available online.