CALGARY, AB (August 25, 2015): Dr. David Swann says it is time to end the constant changeover of AHS Administrators and establish an independent, arms-length governing board to run Alberta’s health system.
“I congratulate David Carpenter on his appointment as Official Administrator of Alberta Health Services,” says Swann. “However, the reality is he is the third administrator since the position was created barely two years ago. Our system requires more stability than that.”
Swann also noted that Carpenter’s appointment only runs until the end of this year.
“Presumably, there is every likelihood that we will have yet another administrator following the end of Mr. Carpenter’s term. This revolving door needs to stop.”
Swann reiterated previous calls for the NDP government to establish an arms-length governing board to run Alberta’s health system free from political interference.
“We need a new board, consisting of experts that will set and work towards the long term priorities for AHS based on best practices and best evidence.”