Monday, June 27, 2005

Probe to investigate long term care for the aging in Alberta

The Edmonton Journal reports

Alberta Health Minister Iris Evans will announce Monday the creation of a special committee to look at how to fix Alberta's system of extended care for seniors, including the right of families to lodge complaints on behalf of their loved ones.

Evans has asked Conservative MLAs Len Webber of Calgary and Ray Prins of Lacombe-Ponoka to hold a series of public consultations across the province over the coming weeks. They are to report back to Evans and Seniors Minister Yvonne Fritz by Labour Day.

Government sources said Evans is "extremely concerned" with the findings of Auditor General Fred Dunn's review of long-term care facilities in the province, made public last month.

Read the Auditor General's report (.pdf file).

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