Alberta Health Services Central Zone

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government fires health board, appoints administrator to fix system stresses

The Alberta government has, for the second time in a decade, fired…

 

Alberta Health Services recommends getting a flu shot as protection, since rapidly rising hospitalizations indicate this could be one of the worse influenza seasons Alberta has seen in years. (Advocate file photo).

AHS recommends flu shots as protection from an exceptionally bad influenza season

Some people are getting very sick from the A strain of the flu bug

 

Alberta Health Services is looking for more volunteers in the Central Zone. (File photo)

Alberta Health Services looking for volunteers in the Central Zone

Volunteers are needed to support programs that provide care, comfort and companionship…

 

The wait times for MRIs and CT scans is being reduced. (File photo)

Government reducing wait times for scans

The Alberta government is providing an additional $11 million this year for…

The wait times for MRIs and CT scans is being reduced. (File photo)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is one of the facilities in Alberta Health Services Central Zone looking for volunteers. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta health facilities seek volunteers

Applications are being accepted by Alberta Health Services Central Zone

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is one of the facilities in Alberta Health Services Central Zone looking for volunteers. (File photo by Advocate staff)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

Alberta adds 42 new COVID-19 related deaths over past 7 days

Alberta reported 42 new COVID-19 related deaths over the past seven days.…

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)

Sylvan Lake urgent care temporarily closed Aug. 26 and 31

Town council slated to discuss urgent care shortcomings Thursday

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)
The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo)

Ponoka emergency department to close overnight

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily…

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo)
Alberta Health Services is investigating a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to pet reptiles and feeder mice. (Black Press file photo).
Alberta Health Services is investigating a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to pet reptiles and feeder mice. (Black Press file photo).
This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

AHS advises Albertans to cover up when outdoors to avoid the West Nile Virus

Symptoms can include chills, vomiting and, in rare cases, death

This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

AHS no longer requires COVID-19 immunization of employees

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced earlier this week it was rescinding its…

  • Jul 22, 2022
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Alberta Health Services (Contributed)

Mental Health Week recognized in Red Deer

Mental Health Helpline operates 24/7

Alberta Health Services (Contributed)
Denise Fredeen and Christine Laval, with Alberta Health Services, lead moms in a Move Your Mood class. It is one of the programs catering to new moms that helps with self-care, mental health and mindfulness. (Photo contributed)
Denise Fredeen and Christine Laval, with Alberta Health Services, lead moms in a Move Your Mood class. It is one of the programs catering to new moms that helps with self-care, mental health and mindfulness. (Photo contributed)
(Advocate file photo).

Active COVID cases grow to 1,107 in Red Deer

Red Deer gained 56 more COVID cases on Wednesday, bringing the active…

(Advocate file photo).
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has a designated area for COVID-19 patients, as it has throughout the pandemic. (File photo by Advocate staff)

21 COVID patients receiving care at Red Deer hospital

AHS starting to see increased numbers of health-care workers off on sick days at some sites

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has a designated area for COVID-19 patients, as it has throughout the pandemic. (File photo by Advocate staff)
(Black Press file photo).

COVID-19 cases double in Red Deer, compared to last week

The first update of 2022 is not good news

(Black Press file photo).
The vast majority of AHS physicians and healthcare workers now double vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

Some Red Deer-area AHS workers will qualify for rapid COVID testing

AHS is not revealing zone numbers, due to privacy concerns

The vast majority of AHS physicians and healthcare workers now double vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
A Victoria firefighter receives influenza vaccination in 2012. (B.C. government photo)

Limited supply of high-dose flu vaccine available to central Albertans

Only select Central Albertans will be eligible to receive the Fluzone high-dose…

A Victoria firefighter receives influenza vaccination in 2012. (B.C. government photo)
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan made a statement about health care in the Alberta Legislature on Monday. (Photo from Alberta Government Legislature video on Facebook)

Red Deer MLA speaks out about lack of ICU beds

‘We spend over 40 per cent of our budget on health’

Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan made a statement about health care in the Alberta Legislature on Monday. (Photo from Alberta Government Legislature video on Facebook)
Eight central zone lakes have had blue-green algae advisories lifted by Alberta Health Services. (Contributed photo).

Blue-green algae advisories lifted for eight central Alberta lakes

Alberta Health Services has lifted blue-green algae health advisory for many Alberta…

Eight central zone lakes have had blue-green algae advisories lifted by Alberta Health Services. (Contributed photo).