Alberta patients pay for nursing flip-flop: Liberals

Province embarks on hiring spree after spending $24M to buy out nurses last year. Jodie Sinnema, Edmonton Journal, July 30, 2010 Edmonton - Alberta Health Services spent $24 million to eliminate nearly 450 nurses last year to save money during the recession, but will soon have to hire more than twice that many, the Alberta Liberals said. The constant flip-flop from nursing shortage in 2008 to nursing glut in 2009 and back to nursing shortage in 2010 mirrors a government struggling with long-term planning, said Liberal health critic Kevin Taft. ... Alberta