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May 3, 2016

New direction for labs will improve patient care – The government is taking immediate steps to respond to a Health Quality Council of Alberta report calling for quick action to improve diagnostic lab services.

May 2, 2016

Associate Minister of Health and guests at announcement, May 2, 2016

The province introduces coverage for special infant formula – The Alberta government has listened to the concerns of families and will provide coverage for medically required, specialized infant formula beginning May 1.

Photo –  left to right: Natalie Trinh, Eleanor Trinh (in her mom's arms), Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne, Lisa Caskenette, Ira Caskenette, Isaac Caskenette (in his dad's arms)

April 26, 2016 

Sexually transmitted infections have reached outbreak levels in Alberta – The rates of gonorrhea and infectious syphilis have spiked dramatically in the province over the past year, and the Alberta government is taking action to raise awareness.

April 22, 2016

Budget 2016 invests in Alberta hospitals to support patients and families – Alberta is boosting funding for maintaining and renewing health-care facilities by 16%.

April 18, 2016

Register to be an organ and tissue donor – Join the 230,000 Albertans already registered as organ and tissue donors during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.

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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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