Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Alberta Health Services said as of Tuesday morning, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre had 14 COVID patients, including five in the ICU. (Advocate file photo)

Strain on ICU beds lifted at Red Deer hospital

Some scheduled surgeries still cancelled

 

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has never been busier as frontline health care workers scramble to deal with a growing number of COVID-19 patients. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Pandemic is putting unprecedented strain on Red Deer hospital, say doctors

ICU is nearing double capacity, some operations are getting cancelled

 

The 2020 Red Deer Festival of Trees was a virtual success, say organizers
Photo contributed

Festival of Trees a virtual success, say organizers

Money raised going towards electronic fetal monitoring system

  • Jan 5, 2021
The 2020 Red Deer Festival of Trees was a virtual success, say organizers
Photo contributed
(Advocate file photo).
(Advocate file photo).
Two units at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, and two others are under a watch, according to Alberta Health Services. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Delays for a dozen people waiting for non-urgent surgery at Red Deer hospital

‘We may need to postpone additional surgeries as needed to ensure we have the necessary acute care capacity’

Two units at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, and two others are under a watch, according to Alberta Health Services. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has one inpatient unit with 36 beds for COVID positive, or presumptive patients, outside the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital can expect a COVID ‘tsunami’

ICU beds are available in Red Deer for COVID patients needing ventilators

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has one inpatient unit with 36 beds for COVID positive, or presumptive patients, outside the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Doctors once went public with the shortcomings of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, which will soon benefit from $100 million in improvements. (Byron Hackett/Red Deer Advocate)

Construction expected to start next fall at Red Deer hospital

Final planning underway for $100-million project

Doctors once went public with the shortcomings of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, which will soon benefit from $100 million in improvements. (Byron Hackett/Red Deer Advocate)
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees were back on the job Tuesday after a provincewide wildcat strike on Monday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital workers back on the job

Red Deer hospital was one of 45 sites with picket lines

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees were back on the job Tuesday after a provincewide wildcat strike on Monday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
“Our members have decided they just can’t do this anymore. We’ve protected this province and you’ve treated us like dirt, so enough is enough,” says AUPE vice-president Bonnie Gostola, whose members protested outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Momday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Updated: Hospital workers strike in Red Deer

Some surgeries and ambulatory care clinics postponed around the province

“Our members have decided they just can’t do this anymore. We’ve protected this province and you’ve treated us like dirt, so enough is enough,” says AUPE vice-president Bonnie Gostola, whose members protested outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Momday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The Festival of Trees, which will run from Nov. 14 to 28 this year at Bower Place mall, is looking to recruit more volunteers. (File photo)
The Festival of Trees, which will run from Nov. 14 to 28 this year at Bower Place mall, is looking to recruit more volunteers. (File photo)
“In essence, we don’t have enough nurses to do the work that’s required,” says a local union president of the conditions at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.(File photo by Advocate staff)

Lack of nurses stressing Red Deer hospital staff, says union

‘We don’t have enough nurses to do the work that’s required’

“In essence, we don’t have enough nurses to do the work that’s required,” says a local union president of the conditions at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.(File photo by Advocate staff)
In February, Premier Jason Kenney committed $100 million toward improvements to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre as part of the first phase of upgrades to the facility. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Update on hospital expansion lacks details

Construction originally set to begin in 2021

In February, Premier Jason Kenney committed $100 million toward improvements to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre as part of the first phase of upgrades to the facility. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer hospital workers hold their breath with schools reopening
Red Deer hospital workers hold their breath with schools reopening
Alberta Health Services says the short stay/day surgery inpatient unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has been temporarily closed to ensure enough acute care space is available for COVID-19 patients. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital creates more space for COVID-19 patients

Active COVID-19 cases increase in central Alberta

Alberta Health Services says the short stay/day surgery inpatient unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has been temporarily closed to ensure enough acute care space is available for COVID-19 patients. (File photo by Advocate staff)
(Photo by Advocate staff)

Focus returns to Red Deer hospital’s expansion

Recommendations for project must be finalized

(Photo by Advocate staff)
A Red Deer family is concerned about what they say is a lack of translation services available at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Contributed photo)
A Red Deer family is concerned about what they say is a lack of translation services available at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Contributed photo)
Leave your legacy: Give the Gift of a Lifetime

Leave your legacy: Give the Gift of a Lifetime

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation hosts virtual QA for Leave A Legacy Month

  • May 11, 2020
Leave your legacy: Give the Gift of a Lifetime
Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Elective surgeries to return to Red Deer ‘incrementally’

Pre-pandemic backlog of surgeries must still be addressed

Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).
Specifics on ventilator supply in Red Deer withheld

Specifics on ventilator supply in Red Deer withheld

74 COVID-19 cases in central Alberta as of Tuesday

Specifics on ventilator supply in Red Deer withheld