YEG City Councilor Byelection Candidate, Edmonton, Alberta
February VIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Here on the doors in the Ward XII neighbourhood of Silver Berry, a couple of female voters have told me they were upset at the lack of coordination between Edmonton Community Health Standards Branch & Alberta Health Services for their aging father. I bring it up as an issue because its definitely a matter of bureaucratic red tape & bureaucracy from the two levels of health administration not cooperating, thus forcing cutbacks in home care to this senior voter (& I am sure many others with mobility issues.)
I myself am a huge personal fan of Alberta Health Services & this particular board. I actually think that they themselves do a great job for Ward XII residents & Albertans on the whole. I in fact admire the board members personally, the problem is, the board was saddled with Chief Executive Officers & administrators who were not carrying out their functions as so directed. As a result, if the II boards are not cooperating or its taking voters longer to access home care services, then their medical conditions cannot always be treated at home, thus necessitating trips to & expensive stays in hospitals. Frankly as a Ward XII YEG City Councilor, I would like to see improved cooperation between the two health standards branches on the ground level so things like supplies, doctors, & health care workers can get to their patients faster & have the proper equipment with which II do so.
Source: "The Campaign II Elect R. Joey Koopmans Ward XII YEG City Councilor."