Dispute among Alberta physicians now in second year, draws new counter-allegations – CTV

Feb. 11, 2024

An Alberta Health Services investigation into a long-running dispute involving six physicians and conflict of interest allegations has been animated by new counter-accusations and legal warnings.

The dispute involving Dr. Daniel O’Connell of Edmonton began more than a year ago and led to the Opposition NDP calling for an independent investigation. Alberta’s health minister has said she’s content to let the in-house probe run its course.

The allegations against O’Connell are contained in a complaint and revolve around his interim role as division director and Edmonton zone section chief for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Otolaryngologists are specialists who treat problems in the ears, nose and throat, along with related problems in the head and neck.

AHS is the arm’s-length, front-line provider of health services provincewide.

Read more: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/dispute-among-alberta-physicians-now-in-second-year-draws-new-counter-allegations-1.6764489

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