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Current news

June 15, 2017

Innovative design for new Calgary Cancer Centre – The visionary Calgary Cancer Centre design integrates patient and family-centred care, education and cancer research into a single state-of-the-art facility.

June 14, 2017

Agreement paves the way to better health care – Family doctors have agreed to government’s proposed changes to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which will ensure Albertans have better access to consistent, comprehensive and seamless care.

Supervised consumption services consultation begins – Calgarians are invited to provide feedback on proposed supervised consumption services at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre.

June 8, 2017

Helping Calgary’s homeless get the right support – The government is investing $750,000 to help improve health outcomes for Calgary's most vulnerable population.

June 6, 2017

New mental health, substance use beds at Royal Alex – Sixteen new beds to care for and treat adults, struggling with mental health and substance use, are opening at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

June 5, 2017

New children’s mental health clinic opens in Edmonton – Approximately 1,500 children and teens will receive mental-health and substance-use treatment and supports at the new Rutherford Mental Health Clinic in south Edmonton.


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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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