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November 23, 2015


Doctors and health experts support Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – Today, Minister Shannon Phillips and Minister Sarah Hoffman were joined by members of the Alberta Medical Association and the Asthma Society of Canada to speak to the need for Alberta to phase out coal emissions.

November 20, 2015

Government responds to concerns about site of Fort McMurray continuing care facility – After listening to concerns raised by the Fort McMurray community, the government is moving the site of a new continuing care facility from Parsons Creek to Willow Square.

November 6, 2015


Minister Sarah Hoffman gets her flu shot from a public health nurse. Minister Hoffman is joined by health profession and union representatives encouraging the public and health care providers to get immunized against influenza: Glen Scott, vice-president, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, and Licensed Practical Nurse, at Home Care Seniors North, Calgary; Elisabeth R. Ballermann BScPT, LLB, president, Health Sciences Association of Alberta; Dr. Padraic E. Carr, president-elect, Alberta Medical Association; Heather Smith, president, United Nurses of Alberta; Jane Sustrik, first vice-president, United Nurses of Alberta; and Dr. Chris Sikora, medical officer of health, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services.

October 29, 2015

Long-term care and dementia spaces get green light – Twenty-five new supportive living projects will deliver needed long-term care and dementia care spaces across Alberta.

October 28, 2015

Budget 2015 strengthens Edmonton’s health facilities for the future – This year’s provincial budget includes critical investments in Edmonton-area health-care facilities that will improve access to services for patients and families.

Budget 2015 sets path for new Calgary cancer centre – The Alberta government is investing strongly in a new Calgary Cancer Centre that will lead to better cancer care for people in Calgary and the surrounding communities.

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