Friends and families of senior citizens are dealing with trespass issues in long-term care facilities
Last year, activists criticized the government's response to the problems within the health care system, noticing the mistreatment of seniors in long-term care facilities.
Spokesman Steve Buick for the Alberta Health Minister admits there are errors in the system.
"The reality is that a couple of per cent of all patients who go through our health system or really any health system in Canada...will have a preventable error in their care," Buick said. "And people just don't appreciate that errors and bad outcomes are part of the business, to an extent."
"People just don't understand that it is not realistic to expect a health system to function without problems happening, sometimes serious problems," said Buick.
Apart from addressing complaints about the care of the elderly in long-term care facilities, there seems to be a trend toward family members and friends being issued bans based on the Trespass to Premises Act.
The Trespass to Premises Act, broader than the Petty Trespass Act, outlaws trespassing to whoever was given notice not to trespass on a premises.