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Dr. Edward Redshaw, Advocacy

Dear Friends: I was going through my advocacy communications, which date back many years, when I came across this one. Thought I would share it with you. With the passage of time and the incoming residents requiring increasingly more care from staff whose numbers and funding are not concurrently increasing it appears that we are […]

Government non-response

GOVERNMENT NON-RESPONSE Dear People: The following is the response I received from the Health Minister. She has now moved into automated response. Sometime ago there was no response automated or otherwise. “Thank you for your correspondence. Minister Hoffman appreciates that you have taken the time to write and values your comments greatly. We understand that […]

Medical Science Under Dictatorship

Medical Science Under Dictatorship by DR. LEO ALEXANDER This article was taken from the July 14, 1949, issue of “The New England Journal of Medicine.”) Science under dictatorship becomes subordinated to the guiding philosophy of the dictatorship. Irrespective of other ideologic trappings, the guiding philosophic principle of recent dictatorships, including that of the Nazis, has […]

Divorce by Nursing Home

Necessary care forces Oyen couple apart DEATH HAS NOT PARTED AN OYEN COUPLE AFTER 54 YEARS OF MARRIAGE BUT ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES HAS. By Giilian Slade, Medicine Hat News Gary Davis and his wife have a home in Oyen. After his wife was treated in hospital a few months ago, and her needs assessed, she […]

Alberta Health Services not accountable.

VULNERABLE ALBERTANS NEGLECTED Dear Honourable people: AHS is probably the most powerful government department with well over 11,000 people and increasing in size annually. They are becoming answerable only to themselves. They totally control Continuing Care and access to any Level and Long-Term Care which they are converting to Palliative Care. The care requirements in […]

Ageism at MTO

Ageism at Ministry of Transportation Ontario, (MTO) Ageism is defined as the “prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group and especially the elderly”. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been recently accused of this discrimination (see internet stop elderly abuse), yet continue the policy of requiring people 80+ to take a written exam […]

“Bed Blockers, Elder Abuse”

Bed Blockers Subsidize Hospitals An alarming number of seniors, who are admitted to hospital for care, are never allowed to return their homes. Across the province, Many are kept in pyjamas / night clothes. We have been told that no one is available to wash their street clothes. Furthermore if they escaped, they would be […]

Brain-injured Misdiagnosed.

Severely brain-injured patients are commonly misdiagnosed, often aware and may well recover, says authoritative new report This article was written by Dr Peter Saunders and published on his blog on August 12, 2018. People with severe brain damage are difficult to diagnose reliably, not uncommonly recover and are often much more aware than we think. […]

AMA Grapples With Assisted Suicide

By Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D. American Medical Association (AMA) grapples with assisted suicide debate. I am surprised, having dedicated my life to healing, that we in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association did not reach consensus at our annual meeting in Chicago recently, to ratify the recommendation of our Council on Ethical […]

Canadian laws threaten religious freedom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a report on international religious freedom on Tuesday that includes Canada’s battles over freedom of conscience and parental rights as concerning international incidents. The report documents Ontario’s Christian doctors’ fight for conscience rights and the government’s inclusion of gender expression and identity in child welfare law. Pro-life and […]

St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Fire

Cause of Edmonton seniors’ home blaze under investigation Elderly man found dead after fire at senior’s home The CAO of a seniors’ home where a blaze erupted Thursday night said the fire was caused by smoking, however Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) would not confirm that, saying the cause is still under investigation. Fire Chief […]

Assault, Unlawful Detention, Alberta Hospital

HAND DELIVERED September 5, 2008 ATTENTION: Detective Pat Bruni, Criminal Investigation Section Edmonton Police Service, North Division 14203 50th Street, Edmonton, AB. T5H 0H7 Dear Detective Bruni: Alexander Doull, Alberta Hospital Edmonton Thank you for meeting with us, with Mrs Ruth Doull, and David Doull on Friday, August 29th, 2008, in order to discuss the […]

Knee and Hip Replacements

Albertans face longer wait times for knee and hip replacements: report. As such, he said the change is due to a combination of factors, including a Albertans needing a hip or knee replacement tended to wait at least one month longer to receive their surgeries last year, according to new national statistics that also showed […]

Dr. Vinzenzo Visconti Suspended

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti’s medical licence will be suspended indefinitely. Dr. Vincenzo Visconti’s medical licence will be suspended indefinitely on April 27, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta says invoking what it called a “last resort” section of the Health Professions Act, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta announced Friday it will […]

Allen Harris QC, Review Panel

TRANSCRIPTION OF MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW PANEL December 13, 2017 Mr. R Allen Harris QC, Chair, Alberta Mental Health Review Panel 302 Energy Square – 10109 106 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7 Dear Mr. Harris: REFERENCE Alberta Mental Health Review Panel scheduled for xxxxx xxxx, December 20, 2017 Xxxx x had asked me, be his […]