The review of Alberta Health Services by Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has been delivered to our government and is now public.
The recommendations address four key areas: people, clinical services, non-clinical services and governance and contains 57 recommendations and 72 savings opportunities, ranging from $1.5 - $1.9 billion. There will be no reduction in dollars spent. This report will allow us to find a modest 2-3 per cent in savings each year.
Every dollar we save will stay in the health system to help deliver on our promise to improve access and make the system work better for patients.
We accept the report, with two important exceptions: there will be NO hospital closures or consolidation of urban trauma centres.
Stakeholder input into the review process far exceeded any similar projects that EY has conducted across Canada. Staff engagement included feedback from about 1,200 physicians, 27,000 front-line staff and 4,200 AHS leaders.
Over the next 100 days, AHS will engage staff and clinical leaders as it develops a long-term implementation plan.
You can see the full report at https://open.alberta.ca/publications/alberta-health-services-performance-review-summary-report