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Alberta health minister still talking with doctors but, ‘uncertainty’ remains

Alberta health minister still talking with doctors but, ‘uncertainty’ remains

CALGARY — Alberta’s health minister says he hasn’t given up on resolving…

 

Judy Gallagher, 68, sits at the kitchen table in her Sylvan Lake home on Tuesday. Bandages cover her left wrist after she was injured while being taken to Red Deer hospital on Jan. 31. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Black Press Media

Sylvan Lake senior injured when ambulance gurney flips at Red Deer hospital

A Sylvan Lake senior suffered a number of injuries on her way…

 

NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks out against the possibility of the province eliminating some hospital surgeries that are needed by women, during a press conference in Edmonton on Thursday. (Photo from Facebook)

NDP speak out about future surgery access for women

Surgeries called “limited clinical value”

NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks out against the possibility of the province eliminating some hospital surgeries that are needed by women, during a press conference in Edmonton on Thursday. (Photo from Facebook)
Updated: Red Deer hospital patients waiting days for emergency surgery due to lack of facilities

Updated: Red Deer hospital patients waiting days for emergency surgery due to lack of facilities

A Red Deer orthopedic surgeon says 30 trauma patients needed immediate, emergency…

Updated: Red Deer hospital patients waiting days for emergency surgery due to lack of facilities
The latest influenza statistics from Alberta Health Services were released on Jan. 23, 2020. (File photo contributed)

Four flu deaths reported in central Alberta

19 influenza deaths across the province

The latest influenza statistics from Alberta Health Services were released on Jan. 23, 2020. (File photo contributed)
There are no local cases yet of the new virus from China that’s caused 17 deaths and hundreds of sicknesses. But area residents should know how to prevent the spread of this coronavirus, says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. (Advocate file photo).

Awareness is needed to prevent the spread of new virus in central Alberta, says expert

So far the virus from Wuhan, China, has killed 17 people, sickened more than 550

There are no local cases yet of the new virus from China that’s caused 17 deaths and hundreds of sicknesses. But area residents should know how to prevent the spread of this coronavirus, says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. (Advocate file photo).
So far, 115,945 doses of the influenza vaccine have been administered in central Alberta this season. (File photo by Advocate staff)
So far, 115,945 doses of the influenza vaccine have been administered in central Alberta this season. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Emergency crews responded to Red Deer Community Health Centre early Thursday morning. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Emergency crews responded to Red Deer Community Health Centre early Thursday morning. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Clinical manager Sarah Fleck at Turning Point’s overdose prevention site checks first aid supplies for clients with frostbite, in a Jan. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Frostbite a concern in Red Deer

Turning Point in need of footwear and gloves

Clinical manager Sarah Fleck at Turning Point’s overdose prevention site checks first aid supplies for clients with frostbite, in a Jan. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Children and youth age 10 to 14 are invited to take part in the Jan. 19 Paint The Town Positive event hosted by SPARC Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Spreading kindness with mitts and tuques in Red Deer

Kids age 10 to 14 invited to participate

Children and youth age 10 to 14 are invited to take part in the Jan. 19 Paint The Town Positive event hosted by SPARC Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan, right, was in Red Deer in August to tour the supervised drug consumption site. He also met with Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan and Red Deer-North MLA Adriana LaGrange. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer loses out on funding for addiction clinic

$8 million divided among eight communities

Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan, right, was in Red Deer in August to tour the supervised drug consumption site. He also met with Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan and Red Deer-North MLA Adriana LaGrange. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Central Albertans can still get vaccinated against the flu. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Influenza B is circulating in central Alberta

No flu deaths reported yet in Alberta

Central Albertans can still get vaccinated against the flu. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Formal negotiations between Alberta Health Services and the United Nurses of Alberta will start in 2020. (Image from Alberta Health Services)

Decisions on Alberta Health Services staffing still pending

Health care system experiences 2.5 per cent annual increase in costs

Formal negotiations between Alberta Health Services and the United Nurses of Alberta will start in 2020. (Image from Alberta Health Services)
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Kandace Ogilvie, a program director at Red Deer’s Shining Mountain Living Community Services, prepares to give Marlin Johnson a dry blood spot test to check for exposure to infectious diseases.

With a new syphilis outbreak in Alberta, infectious disease testing is made easier in Red Deer

Shining Mountains Living Community Services staff can do quick, simple dry blood spot test

Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Kandace Ogilvie, a program director at Red Deer’s Shining Mountain Living Community Services, prepares to give Marlin Johnson a dry blood spot test to check for exposure to infectious diseases.
(Advocate file photo).

Red Deer area has lower than average vaccination rates

Medical officer of health encourages parents to prevent serious diseases

(Advocate file photo).
A $3.1-million renovation project will improve patient and staff safety, as well as patient flow in the emergency department at Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A $3.1-million renovation project will improve patient and staff safety, as well as patient flow in the emergency department at Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Cobyn Hanson-Murphy, 19, is a quadripegic whose spinal core was severed in 2016 during a cycling accident. (Photo contributed)
Cobyn Hanson-Murphy, 19, is a quadripegic whose spinal core was severed in 2016 during a cycling accident. (Photo contributed)
Measles vaccine is available at no charge. Everybody born since 1970 is eligible to have two doses. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Measles vaccine is available at no charge. Everybody born since 1970 is eligible to have two doses. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Café Scientifique will be held March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Toad ‘N’ Turtle, 2004-50 Ave. (Image contributed)
Café Scientifique will be held March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Toad ‘N’ Turtle, 2004-50 Ave. (Image contributed)