private health care

Alberta signs $24B, 10-year health-care funding deal with Ottawa

Feb 27, 2023 | 9:45am

Alberta has become the latest province to sign an agreement in principle with Ottawa on health-care funding. The federal government says in a news release that more than $24 billion is to be invested in Alberta’s health-care system over the next 10 years. That includes $2.9 billion for a new bilateral agreement focused on shared […]

Province sending residents to Calgary for knee, hip surgeries

Aug 17, 2022 | 1:35pm

The provincial government will be sending people to Alberta to get private surgeries, but they won’t be paying for the travel. Health minister Paul Merriman said they will be paying a clinic in Calgary to perform 20 knee and hip surgeries per month for those on the province’s surgical wait list. Merriman says sending patients […]

Opposition’s Beck talks about different ways to reduce surgical backlog

Jul 29, 2022 | 4:50am

The provincial government’s plan to reduce the surgical backlogs in Saskatchewan is facing opposition from NDP leader Carla Beck. Beck said the province has a surgical backlog that is greater now than at any time during the pandemic. The government announced a private surgery plan as part of an effort to reduce the backlog. Opposition leader Beck […]