'Expectation'Ě for preferential treatment: Doc tells Alberta inquiry

Commissioner Justice John Z. Vertes is seen on a television on the second day of the Health...

Commissioner Justice John Z. Vertes is seen on a television on the second day of the Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The inquiry is looking into allegations of queue jumping in the Alberta health system. (Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun)

ALLISON SALZ, QMI Agency

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EDMONTON - A Covenant Health exec says he felt there was an “expectation” for preferential treatment when alerted by health executives in other regions that prominent people were in their facilities.

Dr. Gordon Self, vice president of ethics and spirituality at Covenant Health, testified Thursday at the final day of the Alberta Health Services inquiry into queue jumping.

Self testified that he headed a policy in 2007 to regulate proper response to calls from health executives that people of notoriety were going to be in their care.


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