A casket of sunlight is opening up and gold coins are being handed out.
Early morning is when the brain works best.
Yesterday evening I was reading the mind boggling facts of the opioid crisis mismanagement by both the PCs and the NDPCs and it was very sad.
Who knew we had such poor managers in charge of the health problems of our most vulnerable families? I had no idea.
I mean just imagine folks the PCs knew about the opioid crisis but the major work avoidance strategy that they employed resulted in the folks at AHS and Alberta Health refusing money from the federal government that would have helped children, youth and adults dying in this crisis. What the heck? They refused the money apparently because of budget constraints. Now how does this make sense.
I have gone over some of the reports on this mess and it appears that after the NDP came to power they exacerbated the mess with the opioid crisis by politics. They fired folks who were already working on the opioid crisis to engage a new person to the office of chief medical officer. The politics behind the scene are pretty neat and if it were not for investigation by journalists none of this would ever be known much like the "No paper trail we're government" work ethic at AHS and probably all over the GOA--would never have been known until we had yet another journalist tell us the news.
Really it gets to be very cloak and dagger in government. From our own experiences with AHS and Covenant Health I am not impressed. Imagine if you will folks who are paid by us sitting in conferences trying to get the Office of the Public Guardian take over my sister's case even though she was her own decision maker and had a supported decision making agreement in place with THREE family members as helpers. This sort of political fun and games goes on all the time when families don't move forwards. The excuse given to us by the NP was that this was early in the game and we had abandoned Rebecca to her fate as the eviction victim at the Grey Nuns Hospital.
Now that the government got its way with the Hospital Act so that my sister is in a lower level of care than required, there are probably more strategic moves behind the scenes so that the family is kept quiet. I don't see how any of these entities have any common sense. There is no way to keep families quiet about frank abuse and system wide failures other than with retribution tactics that I imagine that families will eventually learn to resist.
If you look at the opioid crisis and see the failures of the GOA you will see why families have to take care of their own. I encourage families to go to opposition party folks and yap. This is the only way the government of Alberta will do anything for families with tragic stories to tell. Once the tragic stories are out in the public realm and we hear about them and social media goes wild I assure you that there will be action taken. It's always a matter of the cart having to be put before this horse. Or this elephant of government.
Here is my blog post with some of the appalling facts of the GOA failures with reference to the dead Albertans who are apparently not as important as greenwashing carbon taxes or promoting big oil: