Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Health Minister Jason Copping are scheduled to speak Thursday about the government’s “Alberta Health Services Reform Plan,” according to a news release.
The two will speak at a news conference in Calgary at 2 p.m
Smith has been critical of AHS’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and vowed to reorganize the entire management structure of the healthcare body.
At an unrelated news conference Monday, Smith said she would announce her “doctor’s advisory committee” in the coming days.
“I have a physician advisory committee that talks to many physicians, consults widely and they will be the ones advising me,” Smith said.
Also on Monday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw removed from her position as Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.
The province announced in a statement that Hinshaw was appointed on an interim basis by dr. Mark Joffe, a senior executive member of AHS, has been replaced.