Alberta Health Services Central Zone

AHS says that any claims that Ivermectin in either form is a life-saving medication against COVID-19 are not verified and that it has not been deemed safe or effective for the use in treating or preventing COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta officials dispute Ivermectin use after Rimbey doctor claims treatment of 3 COVID patients

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  • Oct 12, 2021

 

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Opinion: How COVID-19 is creating ‘lost cohorts’ for HPV vaccination

Opinion: How COVID-19 is creating ‘lost cohorts’ for HPV vaccination

  • Oct 6, 2021

 

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Red Deer COVID-19 cases down by 89 to 818, three more deaths

Red Deer had 818 active cases on Tuesday

 

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deer at 904 active cases

Alberta identifies 4,037 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Central zone has almost as many health care staff off with COVID-19 as Calgary zone. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Central zone has 207 health care staffers off with COVID

Active COVID cases among health workers have climbed almost as high as in Calgary

Central zone has almost as many health care staff off with COVID-19 as Calgary zone. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)

ICU help coming for Red Deer hospital

About 20 Canadian Red Cross health workers going to Red Deer hospital

Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some Red Deer Primary Care Network patients are participating in the Central Zone PCN Home Health Monitoring Project. (Photo from Facebook)
Some Red Deer Primary Care Network patients are participating in the Central Zone PCN Home Health Monitoring Project. (Photo from Facebook)
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Red Deer at 861 active COVID-19 cases

18 new deaths announced, including two in Red Deer

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On Saturday, Alberta Health Services said the Central zone ICU, which has 26 beds including 14 additional spaces, is operating at more than 100 per cent capacity. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital diverting new COVID-19 ICU patients to Calgary zone: Alberta Health Services

New COVID-19 patients needing a higher level of care are being “temporarily…

On Saturday, Alberta Health Services said the Central zone ICU, which has 26 beds including 14 additional spaces, is operating at more than 100 per cent capacity. (File photo by Advocate staff)
There are 22 COVID-19 positive patients in Central zone ICUs. (File photo by Advocate staff)

‘Unnecessary suffering on multiple fronts’: Central zone ICUs at 100 per cent capacity

The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is being stretched to its absolute…

There are 22 COVID-19 positive patients in Central zone ICUs. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)

Red Deer up to 778 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer added nearly 100 active COVID-19 cases over the weekend. As…

Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)
The leaders of Alberta’s largest health care unions are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask the federal government to immediately deploy the military, the Red Cross and all other available medical resources from across the country to assist the province’s hospitals. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Alberta health care unions want premier to call on military to help ‘overwhelmed hospitals’

It’s time to call in the military to help the “overwhelmed hospitals,”…

The leaders of Alberta’s largest health care unions are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask the federal government to immediately deploy the military, the Red Cross and all other available medical resources from across the country to assist the province’s hospitals. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says expanding the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre ‘will mean more surgeries closer to home’ for central Albertans. (File photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta expands access to surgeries at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre

A near $10 million project will expand access to surgeries at the…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says expanding the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre ‘will mean more surgeries closer to home’ for central Albertans. (File photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
In the Central zone, up to 40 per cent of endoscopy procedures and up to 30 per cent of scheduled surgeries will be postponed. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta Health Services postpones surgeries due to COVID-19

The rise in COVID-19 cases in the province and the resulting demand…

In the Central zone, up to 40 per cent of endoscopy procedures and up to 30 per cent of scheduled surgeries will be postponed. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Red Deer orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Wolstenholme said local surgeons are frustrated there are not enough anesthesiologists and operating room nurses to run at full capacity at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
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Elective surgery slots not being filled because of staff shortages

Anestheseiologists and nurses needed to run elective surgery operating rooms at full capacity

Red Deer orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Wolstenholme said local surgeons are frustrated there are not enough anesthesiologists and operating room nurses to run at full capacity at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
(Advocate file photo)
In the Hospital Sick Male Patient Sleeps on the Bed. Heart Rate Monitor Equipment is on His Finger.

Rural central Alberta bed closures expected to end soon

Bed reductions continue in Rimbey, Lacombe

In the Hospital Sick Male Patient Sleeps on the Bed. Heart Rate Monitor Equipment is on His Finger.
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Battle brewing over staff wages at Red Deer hospital

AUPE and AHS at the bargaining table

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro makes an announcement in Calgary on October 7, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Shandro: 1,400 pharmacies stepped up to fight COVID-19

Since day one, Alberta has worked hard to get vaccines into arms…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro makes an announcement in Calgary on October 7, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Operating room closed, 43 surgeries postponed at Red Deer hospital during third wave

Over the last month, nearly 90 surgeries were postponed in central Alberta…

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror on May 8, 2021. RCMP say they have ticketed four people after the rally that was attended by hundreds.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

AHS releases statement on amendment to court injunction

AHS Environmental Public Health continues to enforce restrictions

FILE - Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror on May 8, 2021. RCMP say they have ticketed four people after the rally that was attended by hundreds.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson