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August 16, 2017

Support for life-saving opioid program – A $1.2-million grant from the provincial government will support renovations at Calgary’s Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre – a proposed site for supervised consumption services.

Eye program saves millions, expands care options – The government is expanding a pilot project that has made life better for more than 14,000 Albertans facing vision loss while saving millions of dollars.

July 28, 2017

Fort Saskatchewan hospital offers midwifery care – Expectant families from Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding communities can now deliver their newborns with the support of a midwife at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.

July 24, 2017

More reproductive choices for Alberta women – A medical abortion drug, Mifegymiso, is now available to all women in the province at no cost to them. Alberta is the second province in Canada to introduce universal coverage for Mifegymiso.

July 13, 2017

Power lifts to reduce injuries for paramedics – Repetitive patient lifting is one of the leading causes of injury to paramedics so the province is investing in new equipment to make their work safer..


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Media inquiries concerning Alberta's health-care system and the department of Alberta Health can be directed to:

  • Tim Kulak, Assistant Director, 780-415-2496
  • Timothy Wilson, Ministry Press Secretary, 780-638-9503
  • Laura Ehrkamp, Ministry Press Secretary, 780-721-9795

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