Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Union Says Alberta Health Services Looking at Health Cuts across the Board

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Union Says Alberta Health Services Looking at Health Cuts across the Board

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Union says AHS looking at health cuts

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CALGARY - Talks are ongoing between Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees over possible big cuts to frontline health services.

AHS says in an email there have been recent meetings focused on a project called "operational best practice" which involves "benchmarking AHS with comparable counterparts in healthcare service delivery both inside and outside Alberta."

AUPE President Guy Smith says that's just a way of saying there will be cuts.

AHS says there will be no frontline employment losses as a result of the current discussions.

But Smith says there have already been layoff notices as of two days ago and that AHS plans on eliminating many vacant positions.

The AHS email says the organization is working to manage spending and to be efficient as possible.

"AHS has been working to slow our expense growth," says the email. "Multiple initiatives are now underway designed to achieve clinical and operational efficiencies and cost savings, while continuing to maintain or improve the quality and safety care of our patients. …

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