Alberta hospitals

Coronavirus: Alberta doctors support new restrictions but express frustration in delayed action

Coronavirus: Alberta doctors support new restrictions but express frustration in delayed action

On Tuesday, the Alberta government announced the toughest COVID-19 restrictions since spring, including a province-wide mask mandate, ban on all indoor and outdoor social activities, the closure of many personal services like hair salons and barbers, and a 15 per cent limit on customers in stores and for worshipers …

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Alberta nurse practitioner describes ICU during pandemic: ‘We’re feeling a bit defeated’

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A nurse practitioner and fourth year medical student from Edmonton is sharing her experience inside a hospital’s intensive care unit. “We… feel like this is just the beginning and we are already so tired,” Brandy Love explained. READ MORE: Alberta identifying ‘unconventional ICU spaces’ as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise …

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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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1,205 Alberta health-care workers — 1% of workforce — have tested positive for COVID-19

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Alberta Health Services said Friday that 1,205 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 124,055 total employees with AHS, Alberta Precision Laboratories and Covenant Health. That means about one per cent of the entire workforce has had the virus. “The majority have since recovered,” AHS spokesperson James Wood …

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Coronavirus: Emergency department at Devon hospital to reopen in phases beginning this month – Edmonton

Coronavirus: Emergency department at Devon hospital to reopen in phases beginning this month - Edmonton

Nearly four months after the emergency department (ED) at Devon General Hospital was closed to protect long-term care residents from potential exposure to the novel coronavirus, Alberta Health Services says the department will reopen in phases beginning later this month. On Aug. 18, the ED will begin accepting patients from …

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