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March 20, 2017

$200 million invested in community health care – Budget 2017 is boosting home and community care by $200 million allowing more Albertans to receive care in their homes and remain independent.

March 13, 2017

Protecting Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system – Alberta patients would have secure and reliable access to donated blood when they need it under proposed legislation.

March 10, 2017

New federal opioid funding will help save lives – Federal funding of $6 million will contribute to Alberta’s opioid strategy to help save lives from anyone at risk of overdosing on fentanyl or other opioids.

More federal money for mental health and home care – A 10-year funding agreement between Alberta and Ottawa will result in $1.3 billion to help meet Albertans’ home care and mental health needs.

Longer treatment hours for cancer patients – Patients in Edmonton and Calgary are receiving better access to care with evening and weekend cancer treatments.

February 24, 2017

Nurse practitioners improve community care – Nurse practitioners have joined four community groups to support clients who face barriers related to their health and wellness.

February 21, 2017

Beds to help youth with addictions in Red Deer – A new $7.3-million, eight-bed safe house for children with drug and alcohol addictions in central Alberta begins the design phase.


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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 Tupper, Ministry Press Secretary, 780-721-9795

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