We want to build
These simple words represent Alberta Health Services’ approach to health caredelivery: we are with you to help you stay well, and we are here for you whenyou need care. Your health care needs, and the needs of your loved ones, driveeverything we do each and every day.
With You. For You.
“Diagnosed with a brain tumour one day, andhave it operated on three days later, and befully recovered within a couple months, I am stillamazed to this day.” – Don Holmes of Spruce Grove
That’s why we’re working toward building asustainable health care system that improves carein three key areas: improving patient experienceand quality of care; improving health outcomes;and improving value for money.
A transformation of health care delivery isunderway, with a focus on building a strong,integrated community and primary health carefoundation to deliver appropriate, accessible andseamless care. AHS aims to continue meeting yourneeds wherever you live in the province.
We want to improve
We want to focus on
Your health care experience starts with the
health care needs of you and your family.
Accessing the health care system can be complex. We areworking to streamline access and help you and your familyknow where to turn when you need care.
You have options. Family Care Clinics. Primary Care Networks.Urgent Care Clinics. Emergency Departments.
Simplifying the health system means, among other things,allowing patients to get all of the care they need in or aroundone facility.
We are pursuing a model of care that eliminates or reduces theneed to see specialists at different locations throughout thecommunity. This one-stop-shop approach simplifies the healthsystem and reduces the time patients wait to see their healthcare providers.
Patient navigators are another solution; they help preparepatients for what’s ahead and help patients and families accessthe care and support they need.
Strategic Clinical Networks are also developing care pathways– clear treatment plans for injuries, ailments and conditions sothat patients fully understand what’s ahead.
You don’t like long waits and neither do we. Alberta HealthServices is using a multi-pronged strategy to reduce wait timesacross the system. We’re building new facilities, adding morebeds, hiring more staff and eliminating inefficiencies.
We are listening to you. We are working with our communitiesto hear your voice, and to ensure our actions are guided bywhat we hear from our partners and our communities.
We need your input: tell us what you think, get involved, be apart of defining your health care system.
There is power in taking part.