URGENT CARE UPDATE: Task force focused on enhancement of health care services in Sylvan Lake submits final report

A joint task force with members from Sylvan Lake and Alberta Health Services (AHS) spent the past three months exploring a solution

  • Oct. 14, 2016 12:00 p.m.

AHS UPDATE: A joint task force with members from Sylvan Lake and surrounding communities and Alberta Health Services (AHS) spent the past three months exploring a solution for enhanced health care services for Sylvan Lake and area.

The joint task force included local physicians, members of the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee, representatives from the Town of Sylvan Lake, a member of the David Thompson Health Advisory Council and AHS staff.

On September 30, the task force submitted a proposal for consideration around how to deliver enhanced health care services, along with supporting lab and diagnostic services. This will now be reviewed by AHS, in consultation with Alberta Health. A response to the proposal is expected by the end of the year.

The task force had been meeting on a weekly basis since mid-July to ensure the deadline of September 30 was met. It was a significant undertaking and we truly appreciate the time and effort it took. The work of the entire joint task force as well as the time given by local physicians and the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee is truly appreciated.

We remain committed to working with the community to implement a health care solution that works for Sylvan Lake and will continue to keep the community updated as we move forward.

Next Steps

We will continue to provide updates to the community as this work progresses

We are committed to the development of a health care solution that works for Sylvan Lake. Together, we will make this happen.

 

***UPDATE COURTESY OF ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES***

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