Health news release archive

March 2017

$200 million invested in community health care March 20, 2017

Protecting Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system March 13, 2017

New federal opioid funding will help save lives March 10, 2017

More federal money for mental health and home care March 10, 2017

Longer treatment hours for cancer patients March 10, 2017

February 2017

Nurse practitioners improve community care February 24, 2017

Beds to help youth with addictions in Red Deer February 21, 2017

Have a heart: become an organ donor February 14, 2017

Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces February 7, 2017

January 2017

Sylvan Lake gets improved health care January 16, 2017

December 2016

Grandson of transplant recipient wants you to be a donor December 22, 2016

Statement from Alberta ministers on federal response to opioid crisis December 12, 2016

New Indigenous member appointed to AHS Board December 8, 2016

Protecting families from rising dental costs December 8, 2016

Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths December 5, 2016

November 2016

Doctors’ deal to improve patient care, slow spending growth November 18, 2016

More beds, services at new Edson Healthcare Centre November 8, 2016

Improved childhood disease protection behind Bill 28 November 7, 2016

October 2016

Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives October 27, 2016

Province, doctors partner to improve patient care October 17, 2016

New long-term care spaces benefit Calgary families October 13, 2016

Calgary Cancer Centre hits key milestones October 12, 2016

Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil October 7, 2016

Carfentanil detected in two deaths in Alberta October 7, 2016

Land deal approved for new long-term care and lodge spaces in Bassano October 7, 2016

September 2016

Government, primary care partners focus on sustainability September 30, 2016

New policy lowers patient costs, saves taxpayers millions September 26, 2016

Province, Fort McKay First Nation and industry respond to air quality concerns September 21, 2016

New tools, treatment options for paramedics and patients September 15, 2016

Airdrie families get round-the-clock access to urgent care September 14, 2016

More than $50 million in upgrades to Alberta health facilities now complete September 12, 2016

Province supports seniors, families with new long-term care and dementia beds September 9, 2016

August 2016

Latest steps to combat opioids are welcomed by Justice and Health Ministers August 31, 2016

Tentative agreement with doctors to improve financial sustainability, quality of care and access August 31, 2016

More long-term care beds for Edmonton August 24, 2016

Calgary dementia patients and their caregivers to benefit from expanded First Link program August 8, 2016

July 2016

Government improving Primary Care Networks for Albertans July 4, 2016

June 2016

Chinook Regional Hospital Expansion provides greater health care delivery to southern Alberta June 23, 2016

Albertans asked for input on nursing home and home care services June 21, 2016

Medical assistance in dying framework assures access and safeguards for Albertans June 10, 2016

May 2016

Health Minister comments on new AHS President and CEO May 31, 2016

Alberta introduces motion on medical assistance in dying May 30, 2016

Panel releases summary of medical assistance in death consultation May 26, 2016

Associate Minister Brandy Payne statement on W-18 detected in Alberta overdose victim May 20, 2016

Province improves and expands access to naloxone, opioid treatment and counselling May 11, 2016

Amendments to Health Professions Act would make Physician Assistants and Medical Diagnostic Sonographers regulated professions in Alberta May 10, 2016

New direction for labs will improve patient care May 3, 2016

The province introduces coverage for special infant formula May 2, 2016

April 2016

Sexually transmitted infections have reached outbreak levels in Alberta April 26, 2016

Budget 2016 invests in Alberta hospitals to support patients and families April 22, 2016

Register to be an organ and tissue donor April 18, 2016

March 2016

Health Minister working with partners to increase access to midwifery March 30, 2016

Permanent Dialysis Unit coming to Lac La Biche March 30, 2016

Alberta expands access to addiction treatment March 23, 2016

Minister Hoffman issues statement on passing of Leilani O’Malley March 16, 2016

Alberta gets new Chief Medical Officer of Health March 11, 2016

New partnership to advance research, improve outcomes for MS patients March 10, 2016

Travelling outside Alberta? Be sure to pack medical travel insurance March 4, 2016

February 2016

Province seeks public input on physician-assisted death policies February 29, 2016

Government and physicians to discuss sustainability of health system February 24, 2016

Alberta acts on mental health recommendations February 22, 2016

Alberta Health increases access to kits that reverse fentanyl overdoses February 17, 2016

Statement from Health Minister on World Cancer Day February 4, 2016

January 2016

Health Minister joins national conversation on mental health January 27, 2016

December 2015

Alberta expands access to life-saving naloxone December 11, 2015

November 2015

Doctors and health experts support Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan November 23, 2015

Government responds to concerns about site of Fort McMurray continuing care facility November 20, 2015

October 2015

Budget 2015 strengthens Edmonton’s health facilities for the future October 28, 2015

Budget 2015 sets path for new Calgary cancer centre October 28, 2015

New Alberta Health Services Board features strong health care expertise October 23, 2015

Sheldon Kennedy contributes to Mental Health Review October 8, 2015

September 2015

Government introduces new eye care program, saving millions for patients and taxpayers September 30, 2015

Government to fund up to 400 more midwife births this year September 15, 2015

Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services September 1, 2015

August 2015

New official administrator appointed to lead Alberta Health Services August 25, 2015

Health Minister issues directive on proposed lab services  August 13, 2015

July 2015

Health Minister responds to Protection for Persons in Care decisions July 23, 2015

Calgary Cancer Centre gets green light July 8, 2015

Health Minister responds to Auditor General recommendations on mental health July 6, 2015

June 2015

Bill 3 restores stability to Alberta’s education, health care and human services, and freezes tuition June 18, 2015

Liberal Leader Swann to co-chair mental health review June 15, 2015

May 2015

Government acts to protect youth from the dangers of menthol tobacco and prevent cancer May 31, 2015

April 2015

Improved access to primary health care coming to Peace River April 2, 2015

Budget 2015 increases supports for school-based child and youth mental health April 1, 2015

March 2015

Capital plan boosts health facility construction, maintenance in Calgary and southern Alberta March 30, 2015

Capital plan boosts health facility construction, maintenance in Edmonton and northern Alberta March 30, 2015

Patient care protected while lowering health spending March 26, 2015

Budget green light for roads, schools, hospitals and facilities March 26, 2015

Government protects youth from skin cancer March 23, 2015

Action underway to improve rural health care March 18, 2015

Number of new seniors’ spaces exceeds expectations March 12, 2015

New investments will improve access to health care March 11, 2015

Passing of Dr. Cy Frank a loss to Alberta March 5, 2015

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