Highlights of AHS Performance Review

Feb 03, 2020

The Alberta Government chose independent contractor Ernst and Young (EY), at a cost of about $2 million, to complete the first comprehensive review of Alberta Health Services (AHS) since it was formed a decade ago. Input was accepted until October 7, 2019 with the public, AHS staff, physicians and other health experts consulted as part of the review process. Consultations engaged 32,500 AHS staff and physician survey responses, 1,000 emails from Albertans as well as over 75 health system stakeholder engagement sessions and 5 zone-based operational leader sessions.

The Alberta Continuing Care Association provided input into the AHS review and are pleased that some of the 57 recommendations and 72 savings opportunities listed in the Report, that are aimed at improving the quality and long-term sustainability of health services, are positive for Continuing Care in Alberta. ACCA will be issuing an opinion article in reaction to the Report in the coming days.

The AHS Performance Review: Summary Report was released on February 3, 2020. The government has accepted the report, with two exceptions - there will be no hospital closures or urban trauma centre consolidations. AHS will engage staff and clinical leaders to develop a long-term implementation plan, due to the Minster of Health in spring of 2020.

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