Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

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 has recently had to surgery patients to other hospitals. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Public health care rally set for Saturday in Red Deer

Red Deer surgery patients diverted to other hospitals

 

Bottlenecking of ambulances at Red Deer Regional Hospital and other health facilities is leading to delays in ambulance arrival times, says NDP leader Rachel Notley. (Advocate file photo)

Some Albertans are waiting too long for ambulances to arrive, AHS data shows

Alberta’s ambulance and hospital system is under ‘incredible strain,’ says NDP leader

 

Some general surgery patients are being diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some general surgery patients are being diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
On Friday emergency general surgeries were diverted from the Red Deer facility to other communities due to a shortage of shortage of clinical assistants who support the general surgery program, and a number of other factors. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

UPDATE: ‘Enough is enough’: NDP call on UCP to address challenges at Red Deer hospital

AHS said the Red Deer emergency department continues to be busy with high patient volumes

On Friday emergency general surgeries were diverted from the Red Deer facility to other communities due to a shortage of shortage of clinical assistants who support the general surgery program, and a number of other factors. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services says more ambulances were parked outside Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre because of a surge in demand due to many seriously ill patients, a rise in COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization, and staff absences. (File photo by Advocate staff)

UPDATED: UCP’s health-care chaos leaves Red Deer with parking lot medicine, says NDP

14 ambulances backlogged in the Red Deer Hospital parking lot on Monday

Alberta Health Services says more ambulances were parked outside Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre because of a surge in demand due to many seriously ill patients, a rise in COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization, and staff absences. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services said a long line of ambulances at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday was due to high volumes of seriously ill patients and patient transfers to other facilities. . (Advocate file photo)
Alberta Health Services said a long line of ambulances at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday was due to high volumes of seriously ill patients and patient transfers to other facilities. . (Advocate file photo)
According to an Alberta Health Services spokesperson, on Tuesday there were 26 COVID-19 positive patients at Red Deer hospital — and none at all in the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)
According to an Alberta Health Services spokesperson, on Tuesday there were 26 COVID-19 positive patients at Red Deer hospital — and none at all in the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Registered nurses working at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre say the new wave of COVID-19 is impacting staffing at the hospital. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer nurses stretched thin during new COVID wave

Registered nurses working a ton of overtime

Registered nurses working at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre say the new wave of COVID-19 is impacting staffing at the hospital. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

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Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
(File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital had no cardiologists available during three nights this week

The protocol was to transfer rural heart patients to Edmonton or Calgary instad of Red Deer

(File photo by Advocate staff)
Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Health Foundation, welcomed guests to the March 11 opening of dream home for the 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Hospital Lottery is back

Dream home is open in Evergreen

Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Health Foundation, welcomed guests to the March 11 opening of dream home for the 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
On Wednesday Premier Jason Kenney announced $1.8 billion towards redevelopment and expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Questions about how much expansion is possible at Red Deer hospital arise

Province announces $1.8 billion redevelopment and expansion project

On Wednesday Premier Jason Kenney announced $1.8 billion towards redevelopment and expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre recently had to divert two patients requiring ICU level care out of Alberta Health Services Central Zone because of an influx of patients. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Nurses at Red Deer hospital under pressure

Patients diverted again at Red Deer hospital

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre recently had to divert two patients requiring ICU level care out of Alberta Health Services Central Zone because of an influx of patients. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some Red Deer surgery patients were diverted to Edmonton and Calgary between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5. (File photo by Advocate staff)

UPDATE: Risk of diverting Red Deer surgery patients continues

Red Deer hospital still needs more nurses and anesthesiologists

Some Red Deer surgery patients were diverted to Edmonton and Calgary between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Teddy the Labradoodle gives Red Deer hospital volunteer Sandy Polis a high-five as part of the pet visitation program for staff during the pandemic. (Photo contributed)
Teddy the Labradoodle gives Red Deer hospital volunteer Sandy Polis a high-five as part of the pet visitation program for staff during the pandemic. (Photo contributed)
Some surgery patients are being diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre to centres in Edmonton and Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some surgery patients are being diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre to centres in Edmonton and Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some laboratory jobs at Red Deer hospital will be lost when services, such as sample testing are outsourced to save money. (Black Press file photo)

Some Red Deer hospital laboratory workers face pending job losses

AHS is negotiating with DynaLIFE to take over some lab services

Some laboratory jobs at Red Deer hospital will be lost when services, such as sample testing are outsourced to save money. (Black Press file photo)
Local doctors are also concerned about long waits in Red Deer hospital’s emergency room. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Local doctors are also concerned about long waits in Red Deer hospital’s emergency room. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Peter Caden says he’s grateful to be part of a remote-monitoring program at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for his cardioverter defibrillator. (Photo contributed)

Remote-monitoring program keeps ticker on time for Red Deer man

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device remote-monitoring program available since 2016

Peter Caden says he’s grateful to be part of a remote-monitoring program at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for his cardioverter defibrillator. (Photo contributed)