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Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Speaks Out On Health Care

Tuesday, June 26th 2012 07:00

Kerry Towle says her biggest concern with the province's current health system is the amount of seniors sitting in acute care beds in hospitals awaiting placement for care.

Premier Alison Redford announced last week that she will be taking the pulse of Albertans this summer to find out what they want to see from team-based health care.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle says there's no question Alberta needs better health care, but that Albertans are looking for less talk & more action.

She feels that feedback could be gathered without touring the province.

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Towle says her biggest concern with the current system is the amount of seniors sitting in acute care beds in hospitals awaiting placement for care.

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The provincial government is running 3 family-care clinics on a trial basis & has promised to set up 140 across Alberta.

The purpose of these clinics is to deliver family-focused care, plus it also diverts the flow of patients at crowded emergency wards. 



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