Calgary hospital to do hip-and-knee replacements

CALGARY — Publicly funded hip-and-knee replacement surgery planned for a private Calgary clinic will move to a city hospital after an out-of-court settlement involving Alberta Health Services.

CALGARY — Publicly funded hip-and-knee replacement surgery planned for a private Calgary clinic will move to a city hospital after an out-of-court settlement involving Alberta Health Services.

The agreement to have the operations performed at Foothills Hospital follows a legal battle between AHS and Networc Health Inc.

Networc had been hired by AHS to perform replacement surgery at the Health Resource Centre, but the clinic later filed for bankruptcy protection.

AHS then filed legal action to prevent that from happening.

The settlement calls for the surgeries to be performed at the new McCaig Tower at Foothills by Nov. 15, with no disruption in patient care.

Both sides will also ask the courts to end an interim receivership order that Networc Health had been placed under.