Thursday, June 1, 2017

AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees 7 hrs · This is what everyday solidarity looks like! Yesterday, Telus workers joined #AUPE members on the #ColdLakeLockout line and signed our petition for quality seniors care in Alberta. Thank you for your support and for talking with folks on the line. Follow their lead and add your voice at www.stoptheripoff.ca

This is what everyday solidarity looks like! Yesterday, Telus workers joined #AUPE members on the #ColdLakeLockout line and signed our petition for quality seniors care in Alberta. Thank you for your support and for talking with folks on the line.
Follow their lead and add your voice at www.stoptheripoff.ca
Comments
Irene Cornwell This is very important. If "for profit" health care comes to Alberta the entire system of affordable health care is at risk. Illness and aging should not provide profit for owners or share holders. In illness there is no limit as to what can be charged. Thank you Telus!

Reply
6
7 hrs
Lore Vass Well said Irene!!

Reply
1
6 hrs
Julie Ali The problems in the continuing care system go beyond just the for profit organizations. We have had problems at facilities run by AHS such as at the Lacombe Long Term Care facility which is a not for profit facility in the public sector. The common denominator appears to be (in my opinion) funding, poor staff:resident ratios, lack of training for complex cases, lack of training on equipment and for specialized care such as respiratory care, lack of interest by the GOA to be anything more than a bank or why else are nursing students raiding the alarm at Lacombe? This problem goes beyond profit versus not for profit--but to the culture of the system where there is work being done but not up to the standards of care mandated by the folks at Alberta Health. If auditing is missing the non-compliances, if the folks at Alberta Health are OK with the accommodation problems over years as in the case of the Lacombe facility and if advocates, family and staff are faced with retribution this means to me at least that the system is not willing to deal with the problems in the continuing care system and as such, these problems will continue. Staff for the most part do not want to bring up issues of care for the reasons of retribution which include disciplinary action by their nursing association as in the recent case in Saskatchewan and also because they might get fired and not get a job in the field. There are troubling indications that we will have an ongoing failure by government to do their jobs and there will be cases where problems in the system are ignored until they can no longer be ignored as in this case: http://www.cbc.ca/.../wettlaufer-court-nurse-killings...

ReplyJust now

No comments:

Post a Comment