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Alberta's fire chiefs to meet in Calgary

Calgary Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
Alberta fire chiefs are seeking exemptions from Alberta Health Services on EMS fees and are also looking for municipal and provincial recognition for volunteer firefighters.
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Fort McMurray residents will return to community with access to health care thanks to unique facility - ‎May 25, 2016‎
WATCH ABOVE: While restoration work continues at the Fort McMurray hospital, Alberta Health Services has set up an urgent care centre to respond to the needs of residents who will soon be returning to the community.

Both province and patients pay for tests at Copeman Clinic - ‎May 26, 2016‎
We sent it all to Calgary Lab Services, daily, which was then covered by Alberta health care … taxpayers." A CBC News investigation, involving interviews with over half a dozen current and former staff, found that doctor approval for such tests was ...
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Suncor Energy resumes operations near Fort McMurray after mandatory evacuation lifted - ‎1 hour ago‎
... smoke and flames from the out-of-control wildfire came dangerously close. That mandatory evacuation order was lifted on May 23, but workers were not allowed to return until fire and health inspections were completed.

CPS, AHS team up to reduce mental health apprehensions

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 23, 2016‎
CPS, AHS team up to reduce mental health apprehensions. Calgary police and Alberta Health Services hope four new mental health workers in the city will get police back on the street.
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More than half of Alberta survey respondents support assisted death for minors

Calgary Herald - ‎May 26, 2016‎
No medical staff will be forced to take part in providing the service, said Payne. But she said over 80 physicians have approached the government to indicate they are willing to perform the service, and information for patients is available through ...
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AHS reinstates air quality advisory as smoke drifts into Capital Region - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Just one hour after dropping an air quality advisory for the Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services reinstated it after heavy smoke quickly drifted into the Capital Region Thursday afternoon.

Regulation will protect vulnerable Albertans

St. Albert Gazette - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Counsellors and psychotherapists have taken an important first step towards regulation - a move that will improve access to mental health services and better protect vulnerable Albertans, says a local counsellor. Earlier this week, the newly ...
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Alberta wildfires update: May 27 - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services is providing 24/7 basic health services and emergency and urgent care at the Fort McMurray Urgent Care Centre, located at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre (9908 Penhorwood Street).

'I won't let her go,' vows husband suing to keep wife on life support - ‎May 26, 2016‎
So far the legal battle has cost him $13,000, but Jhand is undeterred. "I want more time because this homeopathic medicine has proven it works, and I need six to eight months to prove it.

Alberta government to investigate Calgary's Copeman Clinic - ‎May 27, 2016‎
"We will not allow excessive billing practices that undermine Albertans' access to universal public health care." The minister's spokesman confirmed the Special Investigations Unit of Service Alberta will conduct the work, which is able to be "more ...

Assisted death is the new pro-choice - ‎May 28, 2016‎
In the wake of Schafer's death, Alberta Health Services announced that, after sending around a survey, it had identified at least 80 doctors willing to facilitate assisted death and had set up a central referral system.

Life support battle moves from Edmonton hospital to courtroom - ‎May 27, 2016‎
While a court injunction granted the Jhands a 30-day reprieve, Alberta Health Services is appealing the ruling. AHS lawyers called it "medically impossible" to keep Veena Jhand on life support long term at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Repressed trauma caught up to Edmonton paramedic who nearly took her own life

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 26, 2016‎
LaBoucane was becoming increasingly impatient and angry, and reached out to Ben Penner, a clinical educator for Alberta Health Services Emergency Support Services and a chaplain with the Critical Incident Stress Management peer support team.

Calgary EMS give a behind the scenes look - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Nenshi disputes resigned AHS boss Vickie Kaminski's version of events on ambulance dispatch · Former Alberta Health Services CEO Vickie Kaminski says she resigned due to NDP political interference · EMS centralization could hurt Calgary response times ...

Four Algoma U students to present at Alberta Conference

SooToday - ‎May 28, 2016‎
... an Ojibway with Newfoundlander heritage, is a fourth year social work and Anishinaabemowin student, who will be presenting her poster presentation, “The Thin Misokwaa (red) Line: Exploring the Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Support Services ...

College of Physicians and Surgeons council hears concerns and plaudits

Edson Leader - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Martin Williams said the council was genuinely interested in the role and the impact of the various health advisory councils, which provide feedback to Alberta Health Services. A year ago government officials looked at HACs as window dressings, she said.

How safe is your favourite Edmonton food truck?

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 26, 2016‎
More than two years after Metro's first reported on the story, health inspection reports for Edmonton's many food trucks are still not available online and Alberta Health Services says it's unable to say when that might change. When Metro inquired ...

Emergency response trailer to be based in the Hat

Medicine Hat News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
David Warhaft, operations manager at Alberta Health Services EMS in the south zone, stands in front of a tent that can be used during a disaster to provide a triage centre or temporary hospital, among other things.

Nelson: If governments were wise, they'd get a start on pruning expenses

Calgary Herald - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Much as we might rail against city hall, Alberta Health Services or any number of those people under the big tent of government largesse, they remain Calgarians, and when the bleak day comes, they will feel the same pain and anger as the oilpatch ...