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December 8, 2016

New Indigenous member appointed to AHS Board – Heather Hirsch, an Indigenous woman and 19-year-veteran in frontline health care, has been appointed to the Alberta Health Services Board.

Protecting families from rising dental costs – The government will create a public dental fee guide to give Albertans the information they need to protect their pocket books when making decisions about their dental health.

December 5, 2016

Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths – Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Grimsrud, and Acting Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim are notifying the public that the toxic opioid carfentanil is still circulating in our province and has been linked to 15 drug overdose deaths.

November 18, 2016

Doctors’ deal to improve patient care, slow spending growth – An amending agreement signed today by government, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) will potentially save up to $500 million in tax dollars over the next two years while improving access to quality care

November 8, 2016

More beds, services at new Edson Healthcare Centre – New in-patient and continuing care beds will benefit residents of Edson and area at the new Edson Healthcare Centre.

November 7, 2016

Improved childhood disease protection behind Bill 28 – The Public Health Amendment Act would mean a faster response to vaccine-preventable outbreaks in schools.

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

  • Carolyn Ziegler, Media Relations, 780-415-2496
  • Timothy Wilson, Ministry Press Secretary, 780-638-9503
  • Laura Tupper, Ministry Press Secretary, 780-644-8665

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