Tag: Alberta Health Services

Optimism, relief, and maybe a touch of disbelief are in the air as Alberta moves to resume normal activity. Businesses are reopening and some annual events have returned. Seniors’ centres and Legion branches are gradually resuming their pre-pandemic activity levels. The Alberta government lifted its health restrictions July 1, except for isolation/quarantine requirements and masking […]

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Alberta Health has received the report on facility-based continuing care (FBCC) in the province.  The report, compiled by business advisory firm MNP, provides 42 recommendations under 11 policy directions. A major goal in the reported is a recommended shift of continuing-care delivery from facility-based to home-based care. MNP compiled the review from advice and expertise […]

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Alberta’s Covid-19 vaccination plan moves into Phase 2 on March 10. Albertans aged 50 to 64 who do not have a severe chronic illness can receive the Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine early, or wait until Phase 2D begins in May to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine Appointment bookings will be announced in stages, while supply lasts. […]

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A new general surgeon and a family medicine physician will be practicing in St. Paul in the new year. Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced they have recruited the doctors with the help of government and community partners. The new general surgeon, currently in Saskatchewan, is expected to start in St. Paul in February. Recruiting for […]

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The departure of doctors from St. Paul will have a particularly hard effect on seniors says Paul Boisvert, president of the Alberta Council on Aging’s northeast region. Four doctors have announced that they will be leaving St. Paul following the decision of Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad to move his surgery practice to Cold Lake. With no […]

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With Cold Lake and its hospital continuing to lose doctors, the mayor is asking the provincial government and Alberta Health Services to stop the bleeding. The City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville form the largest part of the hospital’s catchment area. Cold Lake mayor Craig Copeland and MD of Bonnyville reeve […]

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