Newsroom

The Newsroom section contains information related to health in Alberta – news, facts, publications produced by the ministry, and much more. You can also follow us on Twitter, Flickr and Soundcloud.

Current news

September 30, 2016

Government, primary care partners focus on sustainability – The government and its partners in primary care are making changes to ensure Primary Care Networks can deliver quality health services to Albertans for years to come.

September 26, 2016

New policy lowers patient costs, saves taxpayers millions – Albertans taking acid reflux medication will see drug costs go down by as much as $82 a year, but with the same health outcomes thanks to a new policy that will save taxpayers $40 million over three years.

September 21, 2016

Province, Fort McKay First Nation and industry respond to air quality concerns – The Government of Alberta, Fort McKay First Nation and industry partners are taking action on a new report that addresses longstanding air quality and odour concerns in Fort McKay.

September 15, 2016

New tools, treatment options for paramedics and patients – Alberta paramedics will have access to additional treatment tools and be better equipped to serve patients in rural and remote areas.

September 14, 2016

Airdrie families get round-the-clock access to urgent care – Airdrie residents are getting 24-7 urgent care close to home, thanks to a collaborative, patient-focused approach to health planning that brings health leaders and regional voices together.

September 12, 2016

More than $50 million in upgrades to Alberta health facilities now complete – Long-awaited repairs to hospitals, health centres and continuing care facilities are underway, with the province on track to meet its target for infrastructure maintenance projects in 2016.

September 9, 2016

Province supports seniors, families with new long-term care and dementia beds – Construction is starting on a new facility that will serve Calgary families with triple the number of long-term care and dementia beds than originally planned.

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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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