Alberta Health Services President/CEO Stephen Duckett, the media, and a cookie!
video from CTV Edmonton.
Stephen Duckett made $744,000 last year. $595,000 base salary and $76,619 in performance bonuses .
Today AHS announced a plan to improve the current 'emergency room crisis' which in reality is just the 2007 plan re-announced. Moving people from the ER into hallways or 3 beds to a 2 bed room etc on other hospital wards is already common practice in many hospitals in Alberta and has been since 2007.
The new (old) plan may make a nice sound bite ( at least better than the CEO's) and it might keep the masses of their backs for a while, but I see nothing in it that is really going to help the current situation in our hospitals.