News

Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society has established a reputation for it’s understanding of the healthcare issues Canadians have faced and we have been asked to provide comment on over 100 media stories. See below for a list of news articles and media.

STARS moves newer, faster helicopter from Calgary to Edmonton, citing dropping donations
CBC News
Oct 04, 2016

Winnipeg cancer patient furious about paid parking at hospitals starts petition
Global News
September 30, 2016

Angelica Martin & Farwa Naqvi of Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society talk about how their organization works to help patients improve their healthcare experience. They discuss specific case scenarios of how they help look out for patients and how they can help you when it comes to medical information, advocacy and support.
Jul 13, 2016

Exhausted and broke, parents of 8-month-old Hermella Mammo take on provincial health authority with little more than hope, prayers
Calgary Sun
December 7th, 2015

Parents get temporary injunction to keep baby on life-support
CBC News
December 7th, 2015

Calgary Sun readers weigh in on Lethbridge couple’s fight with hospital over order to remove daughter from life support
Calgary Sun
December 6th, 2015

Inquiry into Calgary hospital suicide should bring change, but likely won’t: widow
Metro News Calgary
December 19, 2013

Two week tour wraps up with a stop in Calgary
Global News Calgary
March 2, 2013

Calgary family claims daughter ‘legally kidnapped’
Metro News Calgary
January 27, 2013

Alberta medical testing issues likely widespread: Advocate
Metro News Calgary
November 13, 2012

Faulty cancer tests came amid plunging staff morale, watchdog finds
Calgary Herald
November 9, 2012

Pathology and Radiology Review
CBC TV News Calgary
November 8, 2012

Calgary emergency wait-time tracker leveling patient load: Alberta Health Services
Metro News Calgary
April 19, 2012

Patient Responsibility
Alberta Primetime
March 13, 2012

Superboard boss vows to create ‘just culture’ using hospital beds more efficiently a priority
Vancouver Sun
February 29, 2012

Mental health patients falling through the cracks
Global Calgary
January 7, 2011

Alberta Children’s Hospital errors revealed
Global News
November 24, 2010

Mental health care suffering in ERs
Calgary Herald
November 16, 2010

Making it easier to report medical errors
CTV News
September 20, 2010

Patient Safety Made Focus
Calgary Sun,
September 20, 2010

Calgary family accuses Alberta Children’s Hospital of negligence
Leader Post
August 28, 2010

Expectant Brooks mothers still can’t deliver at local hospital
CBC News
July 9, 2009

Patient advocacy group works on blueprint for change
The Napanee Guide
2009

Consolidated health region worries patient advocate
Canadian Press
May 17, 2008

Alberta Health eliminates regional boards
Calgary Herald
May 16, 2008

Hospital delay upsets patients’ group
Calgary Herald
January 13, 2008

Calgary Health Region hires patient advocates
CBC News
January 15, 2007

Calgary woman left to miscarry in crowded ER waiting room
CBC News
July 27, 2006