Healthcare

FILE - NDP leader Rachel Notley, and infrastructure critic Thomas Dang, held a press conference in front of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)

NDP demand UCP take action to keep doctors in Alberta

B.C. doctors to see huge jump in compensation

 

Hospital personnel pose for a photo with one of the cardiac monitoring cubes in emergency. (File photo)

Ponoka hospital to join province-wide electronic medical record system

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre is joining Connect Care, a province-wide…

 

Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)

‘Last call’ for Ponoka EMT retiring after 38 years

While there have been many changes and advancements in Emergency Medical Services…

 

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)

Alberta looking outside of Canada to lessen nursing shortage

The departments of Advanced Education, Health, and Labour and Immigration are launching…

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)
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)
The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)

Government program to assist survivors of sexual assault in rural Alberta

Pilot project will train more sexual assault nurse examiners

The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)
International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
NDP health critic David Shepherd said the UCP is simply re-announcing previous initiatives and funding and called for transparency and accountability to address the growing crisis in health care. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Surgery diversion continues at Red Deer hospital

No new permanent EMS positions announced for central Alberta

NDP health critic David Shepherd said the UCP is simply re-announcing previous initiatives and funding and called for transparency and accountability to address the growing crisis in health care. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre continues to divert some surgery patients as part of a temporary surgery diversion strategy. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Alberta Medical Association president issues dire warning

‘The scale of this crisis is daunting’

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre continues to divert some surgery patients as part of a temporary surgery diversion strategy. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

$45M sexual, reproductive health fund not yet released a year later: advocates

Health Canada says it has signed nine contribution agreements

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
FILE - Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Sept. 21, 2021. The government says it’s will fund 25 per cent more cataract surgeries this year in chartered surgical facilities in an effort to reduce surgery backlogs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta increases funding for more cataract surgeries in private facilities

The funding comes from a $133-million surgical initiative program

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Sept. 21, 2021. The government says it’s will fund 25 per cent more cataract surgeries this year in chartered surgical facilities in an effort to reduce surgery backlogs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital ER closed for today

Temporary closure April 8 due to physician shortage

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
NDP MP Don Davies speaks during a news conference on blood plasma clinics in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. NDP health critic Don Davies says he expects the Liberals to make good its promise to deliver national pharmacare, but perhaps not all at once. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

NDP expects phased-in approach to national pharmacare promise in deal with Liberals

Liberals have promised the NDP to pass a Canada Pharmacare Act by the end of next year

NDP MP Don Davies speaks during a news conference on blood plasma clinics in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. NDP health critic Don Davies says he expects the Liberals to make good its promise to deliver national pharmacare, but perhaps not all at once. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Emergency-room nurse Eram Chhogala poses for a photograph at a park near her home, in Toronto, Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Two years in, no moving on from COVID-19 for Canada’s exhausted health-care workers

40 health organizations called for urgent government action to address ailing system

Emergency-room nurse Eram Chhogala poses for a photograph at a park near her home, in Toronto, Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
The Alberta College of Optometrists wants the province to allow optometrists to practice to the full scope of their training. (Photo from Facebook)

Optometrists calls on province to expand services in rural Alberta

Survey shows rural residents should have better access to eye care services

The Alberta College of Optometrists wants the province to allow optometrists to practice to the full scope of their training. (Photo from Facebook)
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Rimoka CAO says privatizing health care services ‘doesn’t work’

AHS to contract out retail food services at some facilities

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FILE - Los Angeles County emergency medical technicians deliver patients for admission at the Ambulatory Care Center station at the MLK Community Medical Group hospital in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. California lawmakers will have their first opportunity to debate a measure by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, to create the nation’s first universal health care system when it goes before the Assembly Health Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 11. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Universal health care bill advances in California Assembly

Bill cleared Assembly Health Committee in an 11-3 vote

  • Jan 12, 2022
FILE - Los Angeles County emergency medical technicians deliver patients for admission at the Ambulatory Care Center station at the MLK Community Medical Group hospital in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. California lawmakers will have their first opportunity to debate a measure by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, to create the nation’s first universal health care system when it goes before the Assembly Health Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 11. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Hauck Vision and Hearing

The eyes have it: Local vision and hearing office offers new space and great one-day frame event

That your eyes are important seems clear, yet often it’s not until…

  • Aug 23, 2021
Hauck Vision and Hearing
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)

Minister of Health: Ponoka’s Centennial Centre a ‘world-class’ facility

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro made a stop in Ponoka on July…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)