Significant progress in pursuit of enhanced health care

A Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care update issued earlier this week acknowledges the significant progress that’s been made

A Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care update issued earlier this week acknowledges the significant progress that’s been made in the town’s pursuit of enhanced health services over the past several months.

A business plan for a Province-funded Family Care Centre (FCC) was recently submitted to Alberta Health, and includes the provision of a number of core medical services, including, but not limited to, medical assistance for non-life-threatening injuries, observation beds and extended hours.

Discussions from meetings resulted in a number of additions being made to the business plan, including programs relating to mental health, seniors care and children’s lifestyle management.

“We believe that this broader approach to patient care, with a stronger focus on prevention and health management by individuals with intervention and guidance from the right health professionals, will be a strong addition to the extended-hours clinic, and could exceed our original Urgent Care Centre vision which will pave the way for enhanced health care,” notes Urgent Care Committee chair Susan Samson in the update.

With Alberta Health’s approval of the business plan, future steps will involve securing a physical space for the clinic and operational planning.

Samson said a timeline on the approval process is hard to predict.

The update can be read in its entirety online at www.sylvanlake.ca/urgentcare.

 

Just Posted

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

Sylvan Lake anglers reminded to remove ice huts before spring thaw

Anglers have until March 31 to remove their structures from the surface of the ice

Protect your pets from ticks, says Sylvan Lake vet

The number of ticks in Alberta has increased, and has put people and pets in danger of Lyme disease

Check online to make sure you’re registered to vote in upcoming provincial election

Advance polls open Tuesday, April 9th to Saturday, April 13th

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Most Read