AHS modelling projects 250 Albertans in ICU over COVID-19 later in April: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney said that Alberta Health Services’ projections forecast roughly 250 people in Alberta will need beds in intensive care units (ICU) by April 22 due to COVID-19. These figures, which Kenney released during Wednesday night’s emergency debate, are…

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Posted April 2, 2020 1:45 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to provide her daily update on the novel coronavirus…

Alberta’s top doctor warns of prescription abuse during COVID-19 crisis

Alberta’s chief medical officer is warning of prescription-dispensing abuse for drugs that are possibly, but not conclusively, linked to fighting COVID-19. “I know we are all concerned about COVID-19, and this can sometimes lead us to inappropriate behaviour,” Dr. Deena…

Health officials to update Alberta COVID-19 situation Wednesday afternoon

Posted April 1, 2020 2:11 pm Updated April 1, 2020 2:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by other officials at 3:30…

Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor will be joined by other officials Tuesday afternoon for the daily update on the province’s COVID-19 situation and response. READ MORE: Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. at…

Coronavirus: 77 Alberta health-care workers infected with new coronavirus

Alberta Health has confirmed 77 health-care workers in the province have tested positive for COVID-19. It is not know which zones or specific health-care facilities have been impacted. This is the first time these numbers have been made publicly available.…

In letter to members, Alberta Medical Association says province going ahead with ‘irresponsible’ changes

The Alberta Medical Association says the government is going ahead with its proposed health-care restructuring, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Association president Dr. Christine Molnar says in a letter to members that she met with Health Minister Tyler Shandro Friday to…

2nd COVID-19 death at McKenzie Towne seniors’ home has families ‘extremely worried’

A woman in her 70s has died from COVID-19 at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta health officials said Monday. She was one of five additional deaths connected to novel coronavirus announced by Alberta’s chief medical officer…

Lawn signs thank Alberta medical workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Lawn signs could soon be popping up in Alberta yards, but the push isn’t to promote an election candidate. Instead, a small group of Albertans says it wants to thank the hard work of medical staff in the province as…

Alberta health officials to update province’s COVID-19 situation Monday afternoon

Posted March 30, 2020 1:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta health officials are scheduled to provide an update Monday afternoon on the COVID-19 situation in the province and ongoing…