The dates for more than forty in-person public consultations regarding Alberta's healthcare system have been announced.
Airdrie will be one of the locations holding a session, on Friday, February 2, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., the exact location is unknown at this point.
In December, the provincial government made the announcement about the sessions and requested input from Albertans regarding the location of the meetings.
As part of the province's attempts to develop a new healthcare delivery system, the goal of these engagement events is to gather input from Albertans and the province's healthcare staff.
“Ensuring Albertans and their families have a health care system that is responsive and reliable is critical. That’s why it’s so important we have these face-to-face conversations with front-line workers, patients and caregivers about the challenges that exist and how we can build a stronger healthcare system that serves the current and future needs of Albertans,” stated Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Health.
Members of Alberta’s government will attend these sessions wherever possible, including LaGrange, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services Jason Nixon, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Dan Williams, and Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health Martin Long.
The other closest engagement sessions are in Calgary, on February 1 and Drumheller on February 7.
“These in-person engagement sessions are an important opportunity for Albertans to provide their feedback and first-hand experiences with the health care system. As we shape the future of our health, mental health and continuing care systems, these sessions are critical, and I encourage everyone to participate,” stated Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services.
About 10,000 people have attended the six virtual town halls that have been organized thus far. Through online engagement tools, more than 16,000 healthcare professionals and Albertans have submitted comments thus far.
If you plan on attending an engagement session, the province does ask that you register by clicking HERE.
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