Alberta government says construction of new, $850M hospital in Grande Prairie now complete

The Alberta government announced Friday that construction of the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is now complete, with Premier Jason Kenney calling the milestone “a significant one for the people of Grande Prairie who have been waiting for years for…

Edmonton doctor shares ‘new normal’ at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in the age of COVID-19

Life in Edmonton hospitals has changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19 but doctors say the facilities, which have been evolving with the pandemic, are safe for patients and ready to handle whatever comes their way. Global News was given…

Surgeon’s departure has northeast Saskatchewan residents feeling vulnerable

The recent departure of the only surgeon and temporary closure of the operating room at Flin Flon General Hospital have nearby Saskatchewan residents considering drastic steps to restore health care options. “Because of the situation, which we feel is life-threatening,…

Alberta Medical Association shared incorrect information with members: health minister

April 24 2020 4:20pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the Alberta Medical Association shared incorrect information with its members about insurance deductibles and went on to address the physician funding framework and that he’s open to new proposals. ‘…

Recap of changes for Alberta’s rural doctors

April 24 2020 4:15pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro recaps the physician compensation changes that have been paused and what new supports rural physicians will receive. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta health minister on why doctor compensation changes are being made now

April 24 2020 4:10pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro explains why boosts are being made to doctor compensation now instead of earlier in the year during discussions with the Alberta Medical Assocation. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Alberta health minister addresses recent reversal to doctor compensation changes

April 24 2020 4:05pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro responds to a question asking about reversals to previously announced clawbacks to physician compensation and where things go from here. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Alberta to spend $81M on rural health-care this year: minister

Alberta’s health minister has announced changes to health-care supports in northern and rural Alberta communities. Tyler Shandro said they will benefit doctors, and include changes to insurance premiums and on-call rates, and an incentive for medical students.

Coronavirus: Hundreds of Alberta quilters make scrub bags for health-care workers

It’s a concern for many health-care workers, especially those working directly with COVID-19 patients: how can they prevent bringing those germs home to their families? A group of quilters in Alberta has a way to help them: scrub bags. The…