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October 19, 2016

Alberta launches influenza immunization campaign – Listen to Dr. Martin Lavoie, Alberta's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health and Dr. Gerry Predy, Alberta Health Services' Senior Medical Officer of Health answer questions about influenza immunization and encourage Albertans to get immunized.

October 17, 2016

Province, doctors partner to improve patient care – Alberta’s physicians have ratified an amending agreement with government that will improve patient care.

October 13, 2016

New long-term care spaces benefit Calgary families – Construction is scheduled to begin next month on 78 new long-term care beds at Wing Kei Greenview Phase II. Following a thorough review of the Alberta Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) program, this is triple the number of long-term care spaces originally planned for this project.

October 12, 2016

Calgary Cancer Centre hits key milestones – Plans are on track to get shovels in the ground for the Calgary Cancer Centre next year.

October 7, 2016

Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil – With the illicit opioid carfentanil being confirmed in two recent Alberta deaths, the Health and Justice ministers reaffirm government efforts to address and prevent opioid deaths.

Carfentanil detected in two deaths in Alberta – Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is alerting the public, as well as health and law-enforcement officials, that the illicit opioid carfentanil has been confirmed by the Chief Medical Examiner in two recent deaths.

Land deal approved for new long-term care and lodge spaces in Bassano – A new long-term lease agreement between the Newell Foundation and Alberta Health Services will see 34 long-term care and dementia spaces built in Bassano, as well as 40 lodge spaces for seniors.


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