Alberta Health Services

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 10.09.2015 | 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 09.30.2015 | 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 09.29.2015 | 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 09.21.2015 | 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 09.15.2015 | 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 08.18.2015 | 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 08.14.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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...

Fixing Edmonton Hospitals Won't Be Easy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services has released the first phase of its plan to deal with health-care facilities in the Edmonton area over the next 15 ...

Health Workers Picket For Contract Talks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. - Health-care workers set up information pickets in communities across Alberta to back calls for a new contract.Members of the Health ...

Mandel to Play Giant Game of Health 'Whack-A-Mole'

Todd Herron | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

He'll learn, if he follows the money, that two thirds of health dollars spent are public dollars, yet two thirds of health dollars consumed are by private health providers, which includes specialists and family physicians operating their own private practices. This means he isn't so much the commander of a "health system" as he is at the apex of a "health industry". In short, the secret to really getting things done is: incentives, incentives, incentives.

Health Superboard's Public Image Report Called 'Waste' Of Money

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The New Democrats have released an internal Alberta Health Services report which they say shows the health superboard was using a consultin...

Alberta Failing Cancer Patients, Says NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Alberta breast cancer survivor says if women are going to have to wait years for reconstructive surgery, the province needs to do a bett...

High-Rolling Former AHS Exec Sues Government

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A former senior Alberta health executive who came under fire for expense claims that included hiring a butler and fixing his Mercedes Benz ...

New AHS CEO No Stranger To Cleaning Up Scandals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The woman who led Newfoundland's largest health authority as it attempted to recover from a major breast-cancer testing scandal has been na...