Alberta Health Services Central Zone

Red Deer Emergency Services logo. (Advocate file photo)

Child brought to Red Deer hospital via fire truck due to ambulance not being available

‘We don’t believe this has ever been done here in the City of Red Deer’

 

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government fires health board, appoints administrator to fix system stresses

The Alberta government has, for the second time in a decade, fired…

 

Canned and frozen produce can be a budget-friendly way to eat healthy this winter. (File photo)

Eating healthy in winter and on a budget

When it comes to choosing vegetables and fruit to eat, a variety…

 

Alberta Health Services is looking for more volunteers in the Central Zone. (File photo)

Alberta Health Services looking for volunteers in the Central Zone

Volunteers are needed to support programs that provide care, comfort and companionship…

Alberta Health Services is looking for more volunteers in the Central Zone. (File photo)
The wait times for MRIs and CT scans is being reduced. (File photo)

Government reducing wait times for scans

The Alberta government is providing an additional $11 million this year for…

The wait times for MRIs and CT scans is being reduced. (File photo)
A nurse practitioner has been approved for the community and he or she will be working out of the Eckville Community Health Centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Nurse practitioner approved for Eckville

The hard work and dedication of the Eckville and Area Wellness Coalition…

A nurse practitioner has been approved for the community and he or she will be working out of the Eckville Community Health Centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Susan Samson is pictured giving her presentation to Sylvan Lake town council.

Bringing more doctors to Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (AACS) has been experiencing closures recently,…

Susan Samson is pictured giving her presentation to Sylvan Lake town council.
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)

Sylvan Lake urgent care temporarily closed Aug. 26 and 31

Town council slated to discuss urgent care shortcomings Thursday

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)
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AHS no longer requires COVID-19 immunization of employees

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced earlier this week it was rescinding its…

  • Jul 22, 2022
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VIDEO: Manage COVID-19 symptoms at home with new AHS web resource

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched a web resource to help Albertans…

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Active COVID cases grow to 1,107 in Red Deer

Red Deer gained 56 more COVID cases on Wednesday, bringing the active…

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COVID-19 cases double in Red Deer, compared to last week

The first update of 2022 is not good news

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Alberta Health Services not announcing 2022 New Year’s babies

AHS says it’s ‘simply not possible’ to facilitate interviews or invite media into facilities

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Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association held an emergency summit Tuesday night to discuss how move forward since the pandemic brought the health system to a breaking point, with no end in sight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Canadian Medical Association

CMA president decries ‘gaslighting’ of health-care workers over COVID-19 toll

Health-care sector facing a “huge data gap” in knowing what resources are available for them

Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association held an emergency summit Tuesday night to discuss how move forward since the pandemic brought the health system to a breaking point, with no end in sight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Canadian Medical Association
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deer at 904 active cases

Alberta identifies 4,037 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)

ICU help coming for Red Deer hospital

About 20 Canadian Red Cross health workers going to Red Deer hospital

Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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1,246 new COVID cases in Alberta

18 new deaths announced, including two in Red Deer

  • Sep 28, 2021
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Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)

Red Deer up to 778 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer added nearly 100 active COVID-19 cases over the weekend. As…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)
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AHS: Stay safe in the sun this summer

Alberta and much of Western Canada is experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 40C+

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital locks down due to alleged threatening phone call

RCMP believe there is no further threat to public safety

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)