Alberta Health Services

1,300 Patients' Privacy Breached By Alberta Health Employee

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

The service says the records weren't altered.

Alberta Town's Iconic Water Tower To Be Torn Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We didn't want to have that as our landmark.''

Alberta Medical Groups Spend Funds On Booze, Double Salaries: Report

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

The report describes some of the items expensed as "questionable" and "inappropriate."

Nasty Illness Spreading Among Fort McMurray Fire Evacuees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Alberta

As of Monday afternoon, there were over 100 cases of people suffering from fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in Edmonton.

Alberta Offers Fire Evacuees Help With Meds, Kids, Moms

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

The province has plans in place to help people fill their medical prescriptions, get children back into school and even assist breast-feeding mothers.

Alberta Health Minister Fires Back After CEO's Resignation Letter

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi also weighed in.

Removing Fluoride From Water Did This To Calgary Kids' Teeth

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

Calgary eliminated fluoride from its water in 2011.

5 Laptops Stolen From Alberta Health Services Office

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

It's the second theft in two years.

Health-Care Policies Have Stranded My Mother In A Hospital

Susan Kennard | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Alberta
Susan Kennard

She has been stuck living at this hospital with no medical reason to be there while she waits for a long-term care room to become available. This scenario is so common nowadays that a new category of care had to be defined to describe the status of patients such as my mother: Alternate Level of Care (ALC). I would like to make it clear that the hospital itself is a fine facility. Everyone does their best but no amount of smiles and professional check ins can smooth over the failure of health-care policies that have left her stranded here.

AHS Ordered To Create Clear Policy On Long-Term Care Visitors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman made the announcement Tuesday.

Long-Term Care In Alberta Is Actually Getting Worse

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

The majority of the province's facilities showed little to no change, with most, if any, change being negative since the last survey.

Anxious Patients Wait For Alberta's Only Cyclotron To Be Fixed Again

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

“Where is the contingency plan?"

Alberta Medical Record Privacy Breaches On The Rise

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Improper access of health information is becoming an epidemic within electronic medical record systems."

Former NHL Player Asks Alberta To Support Mental Health

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Alberta

Healing can't begin until caregivers find the root cause of the pain, Kennedy said

Eye Care Pilot Project Will Support Patients With Vision Loss

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

There will be no co-payment for patients under the program

Fentanyl Is Now A Public Health Crisis, Say Calgary Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

There were 145 fentanyl-related deaths in Calgary last year.

Groups Call For Alta. Government To Fund New Wellness Foundation

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We simply cannot afford not to invest in disease prevention."

Only 30 Per Cent Of Albertans Got Their Flu Shot Last Season

CP | John Cotter | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta Health Services report notes that 101 people died in the province last year of flu-related causes, including 86 in hospitals.

Alberta Mom Denied Medical Marijuana For Epileptic Daughter

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Wilkinson said the cannabis oil is the only therapy that has worked to stop Mia's seizures.

Ontario And Alberta Split Tab For Woman Who Went Into Early Labour

CP | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's Ministry of Health confirmed the two provinces had come to an agreement so Amy Savill would not have to pay thousands of dollars.

Alberta Cancels Medical Lab Contract With Australian Company

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

Sarah Hoffman says she doesn’t have enough evidence to prove that expanding private delivery of lab tests is beneficial to Albertans.

Funds Raised For Alberta Single Mom Stuck With Huge Air Ambulance Costs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Amy Savill went into labour two months early while vacationing with her family in northern Ontario.

Edmonton Dialysis Patient Treated With Contaminated Water Dies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says one of four dialysis patients treated with contaminated water in an Edmonton hospital last week has died.AHS s...

Tough Medicine For Alberta's Health Care Workers

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services is freezing salaries and holding the line on union raises to help the province cope with billions of dollars in los...

A Lot Of Albertans Getting Sick From Flu

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Influenza is still making a lot of people sick in Alberta.The latest flu stats from Alberta Health Services show nine more people with influ...