Medicare

March 2, 2015

"Prentice has not learned from Alberta’s history. He is content to continue to shift the tax burden from corporations and “the one per cent” to regular Albertans, while ravaging the services on which we rely." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

February 18, 2015

Anonymous Twitter account in Alberta warns residents of lengthy wait times for ambulance services. Union representing Alberta paramedics and EMTs worries that provincial cuts will make problem worse.

February 11, 2015

"The real solution to sick leave is having adequate staffing levels and the appropriate number of acute-care and long-term care beds and emergency-service resources, but we see no mention of that from AHS." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.

January 9, 2015

When the health care system doesn't have the resources it needs to serve the province, the ramification can be costly. 

January 7, 2015

The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy is being updated to ensure enough experienced nurses are retained across the province for the needs of the residents. 

December 12, 2014

Health professionals from across the country meet to coordinate efforts to campaign for a progressive health care agenda for Canada.

November 24, 2014

While the closure of a company planning private plasma clinics in Ontario is a victory, more needs to be done to keep them from opening up elsewhere in Canada.

November 12, 2014

Toronto (12 Nov. 2014) — The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) has learned that the current “call back” system in London and Middlesex County resulted in a resident waiting 23 minutes for an ambulance after calling 911 during the week of November 3 to November 9.

September 17, 2014

New report finds that poor and marginalized groups do not get necessary dental care due to cost. 

August 2, 2013

"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.