Health news release archive

April 2018

Innovative program cuts wait-list for GI patients  April 26, 2018

New bill would protect women, health providers April 5, 2018

Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis April 5, 2018

Law gives continuing care residents greater say April 2, 2018

March 2018

Supervised consumption site to open at Royal Alex March 27, 2018

Province takes precautionary action to protect public health March 16, 2018

Overdose prevention site opens on Blood Tribe March 9, 2018

New tools for family doctors in opioid crisis March 2, 2018

February 2018

Government achieves health savings Feb. 28, 2018

Permanent dialysis unit opens in Lac La Biche Feb. 22, 2018

Community paramedic teams expand across Alberta Feb. 20, 2018

January 2018

New children’s mental health supports Jan. 29. 2018

Neonatal intensive care coming to St. Albert Jan. 15, 2018

New law protects teens from artificial tanning Jan. 3, 2018

December 2017

Strengthening lab services for Albertans Dec. 21, 2017

Strengthening seniors care in Hinton Dec. 20, 2017

Alberta launches provincial dementia strategy Dec. 19, 2017

Provincial support improves opioid treatment Dec. 19, 2017

Opioid services improved for South Asian community Dec. 8, 2017

November 2017

Minister Hoffman: Statement about fertility services Nov. 30, 2017

New dental guide gives families options Nov. 22, 2017

Sherwood Park gets new opioid treatment clinic Nov. 15, 2017

Preventing sexually transmitted infections Nov. 14, 2017

Calgary Cancer Centre construction starts early Nov. 3, 2017

October 2017

Bill would give continuing-care residents a voice Oct. 31, 2017

Calgary supervised consumption site approved Oct. 27, 2017

Supervised consumption sites approved in Alberta Oct. 18, 2017

Protecting minors from skin cancer Oct. 11, 2017

Expanded opioid treatment helps more Albertans Oct. 6, 2017

August 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day: Statement from Associate Health Minister Aug. 31, 2017

Support for life-saving opioid program Aug. 16, 2017

Eye program saves millions, expands care options Aug. 16, 2017

July 2017

Fort Saskatchewan hospital offers midwifery care July 28, 2017

More reproductive choices for Alberta women July 24, 2017

Power lifts to reduce injuries for paramedics July 13, 2017

June 2017

Innovative design for new Calgary Cancer Centre June 15, 2017

Agreement paves the way to better health care June 14, 2017

Supervised consumption services consultation begins June 14, 2017

Helping Calgary’s homeless get the right support June 8, 2017

New mental health, substance use beds at Royal Alex June 6, 2017

New children’s mental health clinic opens in Edmonton June 5, 2017

May 2017

New commission to guide opioid emergency response May 31, 2017

New state-of-the-art hospital for south Edmonton May 30, 2017

Submit a tick to Alberta’s surveillance program May 19, 2017

New High Prairie Health Complex improves patient care May 12, 2017

Families to get better access to midwives May 5, 2017

April 2017

Upgrades at Canmore Hospital improve patient care April 25, 2017

New Red Deer operating rooms help babies thrive April 10, 2017

Misericordia hospital gets new emergency department April 3, 2017

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 Feb. 24, 2017

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

Have a heart: become an organ donor Feb. 14, 2017

Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces Feb. 7, 2017

January 2017

Sylvan Lake gets improved health care Jan. 16, 2017

December 2016

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

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

New Indigenous member appointed to AHS Board Dec. 8, 2016

Protecting families from rising dental costs Dec. 8, 2016

Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths Dec. 5, 2016

Nov. 2016

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

More beds, services at new Edson Healthcare Centre Nov. 8, 2016

Improved childhood disease protection behind Bill 28 Nov. 7, 2016

October 2016

Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives Oct. 27, 2016

Province, doctors partner to improve patient care Oct. 17, 2016

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

Calgary Cancer Centre hits key milestones Oct. 12, 2016

Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil Oct. 7, 2016

Carfentanil detected in two deaths in Alberta Oct. 7, 2016

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

September 2016

Government, primary care partners focus on sustainability Sept. 30, 2016

New policy lowers patient costs, saves taxpayers millions Sept. 26, 2016

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

New tools, treatment options for paramedics and patients Sept. 15, 2016

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

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

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

August 2016

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

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

More long-term care beds for Edmonton Aug. 24, 2016

Calgary dementia patients and their caregivers to benefit from expanded First Link program Aug. 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

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