May 11, 2017

Alberta Health Service survey results: Job dissatisfaction high, quality of care low

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

For a party that preaches about healthcare services and providing the best of the best, the Alberta NDP sure aren’t coming through on promises to provide people with better services despite spending over $21B on the biggest line item in the Alberta budget.

That amount of money translates into 48% of Alberta’s budget - almost half of all taxpayer money. We have the largest system in Canada and pay 33% more per capita than any other province with age adjusted costs sitting at over $5K per person.

Yet, in a very telling survey done on Alberta Health Services employees, responses to questions about workplace satisfaction and quality of care results were not very positive.

For a government run service where employees are typically paid well, you would expect more positive responses so you know it’s really bad when over 35% of Alberta Health Services employees identify as neutral, disagree or strongly disagree that they would feel safe receiving care in the provinces health system.

Watch as I share the results of the survey and show why all the money the NDP keep throwing at AHS, isn’t working.

Minister of Health Sara Hoffman admits that her government can’t continue to increase spending on Alberta Health Services, yet they keep doing it while not addressing any of the rampant problems at AHS.

Instead of offering solutions like a mixed public and privatized health care system that would take people out of line ups and decrease wait times, they do nothing.

With the NDP, it’s always all talk, no action and it shows in the way they’re handling Alberta Health Services for both patients and employees.

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commented 2017-05-12 19:07:37 -0400
Andrew Stephenson considers this progress.
commented 2017-05-11 21:48:18 -0400
Dipper logic – just throw more money at it – go raid the Heritage Trust fund…no, wait!
commented 2017-05-11 17:21:13 -0400
Great report Holly, we have similar problems in Ontario. Heath Care funding is horribly mismanaged, translating into nightmares for the sick and their families.
commented 2017-05-11 16:26:15 -0400
With a leaner system and a mix of public and private we would have better health care. The monopoly system doesn’t work, and you don’t necessarily get the best employees. But we all know that the unions don’t want to share, and the NDP need the unions!