Alberta – Rally for Public Health Care!

(Alberta Federation of Labour, 2022)

Saturday, May 14th will see Albertans rallying for public health in the province. Here is where and when the rallys will be taking place.

Edmonton
Where: Alberta Legislature, 10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Calgary
Where: South Health Campus – U of C Hospital, Seton Hall off of Front Street, south side main entrance, 4448 Front Street SE Calgary, AB
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Red Deer
Where: City Hall, 4914 48 Ave, Red Deer, AB
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Lethbridge
Where: City Hall, 910 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Medicine Hat
Where: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 5th Street Side, 666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

Picture Worth 1000 Words

Why are healthcare workers burning out?

iStock-Juanmonino

Given that healthcare workers have been dealing with the pandemic for over two years, it is fully understandable that many of them are burnt or burning out. Howevever, as the following statement suggests, the underlying reason for healthcare worker burnout may have existed well before the pandemic began.

“Our system was not okay before COVID-19. It was functioning because of the people in it, and because they give 110 percent every time they come into work….The cracks that were there widened and it became apparent to everybody.”

Click here to read the full article.

What have we learned?

Over the past two years, what lessons have we learned from and about COVID?

The Cold Hard Facts

What is Patient Safety?

What does “patient safety” mean?

The University Health Network Open Lab team is working closely with the safety team at Healthcare Excellence Canada on their Defining Safety project. The goal of this project is to understand perspectives on the definition and future of patient safety from patients, caregivers, professionals, and leaders across Canada.

As a means of obtaining insights and ideas from Canadians, a ‘thought exchange’ about patient safety has been created. This exchange is a completely anonymous platform that provides space for participants to describe what they think the salient features are that should be included in a definition of patient safety.

If you live in Canada and want to join in the conversation on patient safety, click here.

Systemic racism and healthcare?

“Ni cta ni akohikon – That hurts me
Carol pe ntamici – Carol, come see me
Ni taci sa micta mackikikatakoiin – They are overdosing me on drugs
Wipatc tca – Do it quickly

Those were the chilling words of Joyce Echaquan, broadcasting live from Facebook on September 28, 2020 at 10:27 am (English translation provided).” Click here to read the full article.