Red Deer hospital transferring new COVID-19 patients due to lack of capacity: AHS

COVID-19 patients who show up to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and require “a higher level of care” are being sent to Edmonton and Calgary as the hospital is … Read More

Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun in Alberta: ‘People will suffer and will die’

The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta, even though the protocol hasn’t officially been implemented. Dr. Paul … Read More

It’s time Ottawa helps Alberta in its COVID-19 fight, advocates say

Ottawa must show leadership and help handle the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, health-care advocates say. The suggestion comes in response to Alberta’s formal request to the federal government for assistance … Read More

Alberta asks feds for help as 29 COVID-19 deaths reported in 24 hours Tuesday

Alberta’s Infrastructure minister said Tuesday that the province has officially asked Ottawa for help with the COVID-19 crisis. “As part of our ongoing efforts to boost health-care capacity during the … Read More

Kenney will join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update as Alberta asks feds for help

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by Premier Jason Kenney Tuesday evening to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province. Their news conference is scheduled for … Read More

Alberta’s top doctor says ‘Open for Summer’ plan set stage for 4th wave of COVID-19

As Alberta hospitals struggle to keep up with rising COVID-19 case numbers, the province’s chief medical officer of health has suggested the surge is because most health restrictions were removed … Read More

Alberta scaling back on testing for variants of concern so labs can keep up with general COVID-19 testing: AHS

As Alberta continues to be inundated with new COVID-19 cases that are also swamping hospitals, the province’s health authority confirmed Friday that testing for variants of concern is being significantly … Read More

Calgary feed shop forced to hide Ivermectin livestock dewormer being touted as COVID-19 cure

Doctors in Canada and the United States are warning against the use of animal deworming drug Ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The US Food and Drug Administration issued … Read More

Alberta’s COVID-19 surge spurs delays for up to 30% of non-urgent surgeries in Edmonton zone

As COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations continue to surge in Alberta amid the pandemic’s fourth wave, the province’s health authority says the strain put on the health system will affect … Read More

Alberta oil company requires workers be fully vaccinated or rapid test negative for COVID-19

Effective Friday, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. will require everyone on its work sites to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or take a rapid test. This is an extension of the … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

Alberta oil sands group starts offering on-site COVID-19 vaccines as CNRL confirms 2 deaths

The Oil Sands Community Alliance has started rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at industrial camps and sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Oil camp COVID-19 vaccination The … Read More

Alberta’s current COVID-19 status worse than every province and state: Former top doctor

While other provinces in Canada are getting a handle on the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is heading in the wrong direction. The province reported more than 2,000 … Read More

Alberta reports first AstraZeneca-linked blood clot

Alberta Health says a man in his 60s has had a confirmed case of a blood clot connected to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The man’s identity is not being released … Read More

Should you get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

More than one million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Should they also be signing up to get the vaccine when they’re eligible or does their prior infection … Read More

‘Nobody wants to waste them’: What should Canada do with leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses?

Scoring a leftover dose of COVID-19 vaccine is like winning the lottery. But who should be allowed to play? Canada has approved two vaccines so far: one from Pfizer-BioNTech and … Read More

COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the … Read More

Alberta to send adults to Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s ICU as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

As Alberta’s health-care system continues to struggle with demands placed on it by a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases this fall, health officials say the situation will now see pediatric … Read More

Albertans report greatest increase of stress as Canadians’ mental health plummets

Canadians’ mental health continued to decline in November for the eighth consecutive month, according to the results of a Morneau Shepell survey. Read more: ‘A pandemic of its own’: How … Read More

Hospital and health-care staff in Alberta return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

Hospital and health-care staff returned to work Tuesday after the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruled they acted illegally when walking off the job to protest recent cuts. In a decision … Read More

Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday

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Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 8:08 am     Updated October 27, 2020 8:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Labour board calls Alberta hospital staff walkout illegal, orders picketers back to work

General support services workers in Alberta’s health-care sector and auxiliary nursing care staff who walked off the job or didn’t show up for shifts as part of wildcat strikes across … Read More

Thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs to be cut in effort to save $600M annually

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the province plans to cut thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs in an effort to save hundreds of millions of dollars. Shandro announced Tuesday … Read More

Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Albertans who feel they need a little extra mental health support as they face the COVID-19 pandemic have a new outlet to seek out advice. Alberta Health Services, in partnership … Read More