The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) plays a critical role in our health system. As an independent body that takes a system level view and whose efforts promote and improve of patent safety and health service quality across Alberta
We are now early into 2017 and at a time when it is tradition to reflect on what was significant during the past year and what is expected and hoped to be accomplished in the upcoming year. 2016 Highlights For us,
Today marks the third anniversary of the release of the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s (HQCA) public release of the Continuity of Patient Care Study. It was their investigation of our son Greg’s tragic journey in Alberta’s health treatment “system”.
Throughout 2016 the College of Physicians and Surgeons have been working to address one of the recommendations from the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s 2013 Continuity of Care study (Recommendation #2). Starting in January 2017, physicians will have to meet new timeframes
The Alberta Legislature is now back in session after a number of months of the MLAs being away. While the Legislature was quiet, some important events came to light. On the health system front, there are some outstanding questions that
On July 18th, Alberta Health Services issued a report resulting from a joint investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and Alberta Health Services “into inadequate reprocessing and sterilization of medical devices” in the North Town Medical
We certainly appreciate very much the work that the team with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) did to investigate what has been accomplished since the recommendations made in the first report the Continuity of Patient Care Study.
Last fall, the Deputy Minister of Health, Carl G. Amrhein, asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) to do an assessment and report on what progress had been on the recommendations in the original Continuity of Patient Care report.
4 years ago today, we lost Greg to a health system that failed him in many different ways. Since we have tried to honour who Greg was by attempting to match his positive outlook, his honesty and integrity, his sensitivity and
Our background and experience is in agriculture, food production, processing and retail. In our world, we are not allowed to (nor would we want to) produce or process food in a federally inspected (and now more often provincially inspected) facility