November 29, 2019
EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) shared information today with the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), and Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) regarding potential impacts to unionized staff of measures to enhance the efficiency and performance of the healthcare system.
It is important to note that decisions are still being made regarding these measures. Disclosure of these potential initiatives is a required step in the collective bargaining process and serves to be as transparent as possible about changes to staffing levels and the alignment of resources where they are needed most. In many cases this restructuring could also include alternative service delivery models that help deliver services efficiently, while keeping jobs in the Alberta economy. Ensuring quality care delivery will be front and centre for all decisions.
AHS has worked hard over the last decade to find efficiencies across all areas of the organization. We continue to take steps to standardize care and seek more efficient ways of providing healthcare and using every healthcare dollar to bring the greatest value to Albertans and the communities we serve.
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