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More than 400 people filled the ballroom at the Polish Hall in Edmontonyesterday to listen anxiously to three panellists talk about the futureof Alberta’s health-care system.

More than 400 people filled the ballroom at the Polish Hall in Edmonton yesterday to listen anxiously to three panellists talk about the future of Alberta’s health-care system.

The meeting is part of a series of town hall-style gatherings organized by Friends of Medicare across the province.

“The vast majority of Albertans want their public health system improved and the government seems at odds with that concept, “ said Friends executive director David Eggen. “We want to remind them what the people’s will is.”

Last month, Alberta Health Services announced it planned to transition 250 acute care beds from Alberta Hospital in Edmonton into the community.

Some patients will move into supported independent living and some will move into beds in other Edmonton hospitals.health care More than 400 people filled the ballroom at the Polish Hall in Edmonton yesterday to listen anxiously to three panellists talk about the future of Alberta’s health-care system.

The meeting is part of a series of town hall-style gatherings organized by Friends of Medicare across the province.

“The vast majority of Albertans want their public health system improved and the government seems at odds with that concept, “ said Friends executive director David Eggen. “We want to remind them what the people’s will is.”

Last month, Alberta Health Services announced it planned to transition 250 acute care beds from Alberta Hospital in Edmonton into the community.

Some patients will move into supported independent living and some will move into beds in other Edmonton hospitals.health care More than 400 people filled the ballroom at the Polish Hall in Edmonton yesterday to listen anxiously to three panellists talk about the future of Alberta’s health-care system.

The meeting is part of a series of town hall-style gatherings organized by Friends of Medicare across the province.

“The vast majority of Albertans want their public health system improved and the government seems at odds with that concept, “ said Friends executive director David Eggen. “We want to remind them what the people’s will is.”

Last month, Alberta Health Services announced it planned to transition 250 acute care beds from Alberta Hospital in Edmonton into the community.

Some patients will move into supported independent living and some will move into beds in other Edmonton hospitals.

 
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