Alberta Health Care

Alberta health-care workers, paramedics concerned with COVID-19 vaccine prioritization

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Thousands of Alberta health-care workers have already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but some workers believe they should receive theirs sooner rather than later. Dr. Brian Wirzba, an internist at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton, said many nurses and staff in the hospital’s three …

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Pandemic worsened gaps in care, led to 30% fewer cancer diagnoses: Alberta doctor

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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a ripple effect on other parts of the health-care system and an Alberta oncologist is worried an increasing number of cancer patients aren’t being diagnosed early enough — or at all. “Cancer hasn’t gone away. It’s still a very serious health threat and we …

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Dr. Hinshaw set to provide another COVID-19 update to Albertans Thursday afternoon

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In light of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and new restrictions put in place for a three-week period to help curb the spread, Alberta Health has been providing in-person updates every day this week. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Alberta’s chief medical officer …

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Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

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By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 8:08 am     Updated October 27, 2020 8:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Hospital and health-care staff …

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Front-line health-care workers walk off the job across Alberta: AUPE

Front-line health-care workers walk off the job across Alberta: AUPE

Front-line hospital workers walked off the job at several locations across Alberta Monday morning. The move was made to “defend theirs jobs and the public healthcare system that keeps Albertans safe and alive,” according to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Shortly after 8 a.m., dozens of health-care workers …

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Business advocates ask Alberta government to supply non-AHS doctors with PPE, according to CFIB survey

Business advocates ask Alberta government to supply non-AHS doctors with PPE, according to CFIB survey

The costs of extra masks and other protective gear are starting to add up for private-sector health-care providers across Canada, so much so that some are worried about going out of business. Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ latest survey shows that 88 per cent of doctors who work outside of …

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