Healthcare

Store operator Marcia Ziegler and the pharmacy team at Rimbey Pharmasave can provide free naloxone kits and training on correct use.

Pharmacy team provides Rimbey community with overdose treatment and training

Pharmacists play an important role in the wellness of patients, friends and…

  • Nov 7, 2022

 

Canada’s health ministers are set to meet in Vancouver on Nov. 7 and 8 to discuss solutions to health-care crises. (Adobe Stock Image)

Doctors, nurses call for action on crumbling care, health ministers meet in Vancouver

Health ministers from across Canada set to meet Monday and Tuesday

 

FILE - NDP leader Rachel Notley, and infrastructure critic Thomas Dang, held a press conference in front of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)

NDP demand UCP take action to keep doctors in Alberta

B.C. doctors to see huge jump in compensation

 

Hospital personnel pose for a photo with one of the cardiac monitoring cubes in emergency. (File photo)

Ponoka hospital to join province-wide electronic medical record system

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre is joining Connect Care, a province-wide…

Hospital personnel pose for a photo with one of the cardiac monitoring cubes in emergency. (File photo)
Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)

‘Last call’ for Ponoka EMT retiring after 38 years

While there have been many changes and advancements in Emergency Medical Services…

Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)
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Health care aides help clients stay in their homes longer

The Rimbey Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has had a contract…

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Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)

Alberta looking outside of Canada to lessen nursing shortage

The departments of Advanced Education, Health, and Labour and Immigration are launching…

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)
Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)

Alberta looking outside of Canada to lessen nursing shortage

The departments of Advanced Education, Health, and Labour and Immigration are launching…

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (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)
The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)

Government program to assist survivors of sexual assault in rural Alberta

Pilot project will train more sexual assault nurse examiners

The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)
NDP health critic David Shepherd says a shortage of frontline healthcare workers is one of the reasons for closures at some Central Alberta health facilities. (File photo by Advocate staff)

When can babies again be delivered in Rimbey, questions NDP health critic, who blames UCP for health care ‘chaos’

David Shepherd says poor government policies caused shortage of physicians, frontline health workers

NDP health critic David Shepherd says a shortage of frontline healthcare workers is one of the reasons for closures at some Central Alberta health facilities. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Saqar will be starting at the Rimbey Medical Clinic in late September.

New doctor starting in Rimbey

Rimbey residents who have been without a family doctor are breathing a…

Dr. Saqar will be starting at the Rimbey Medical Clinic in late September.
From left to right, U2 singer Bono, Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron congratulate each other on stage during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon’s congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Laurent Cipriani

Advocates say Canada should commit $1.2 billion to fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

Investment, with other countries’ help, could save 20 million lives over next few years: advocates

From left to right, U2 singer Bono, Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, and France’s President Emmanuel Macron congratulate each other on stage during the Global Fund to Fight AIDS event at the Lyon’s congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Laurent Cipriani
Positive, left, and negative COVID-19 antigen rapid tests are picture in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. As research suggests that COVID-19 has infected roughly half of the Canadian population, the emergence of an even more contagious version of the virus is raising concerns that some people may be in for another round.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Already had COVID-19? Here’s what we know about reinfections

About half of Canadians have had COVID-19 so far, research suggests

Positive, left, and negative COVID-19 antigen rapid tests are picture in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. As research suggests that COVID-19 has infected roughly half of the Canadian population, the emergence of an even more contagious version of the virus is raising concerns that some people may be in for another round.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Bill C-295 looks to criminalize care home owners who fail to provide residents with necessities

Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Premiers calling for feds to increase their share of spending from 22 to 35 per cent

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

$45M sexual, reproductive health fund not yet released a year later: advocates

Health Canada says it has signed nine contribution agreements

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Sept. 21, 2021. The government says it’s will fund 25 per cent more cataract surgeries this year in chartered surgical facilities in an effort to reduce surgery backlogs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta increases funding for more cataract surgeries in private facilities

The funding comes from a $133-million surgical initiative program

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Sept. 21, 2021. The government says it’s will fund 25 per cent more cataract surgeries this year in chartered surgical facilities in an effort to reduce surgery backlogs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
NDP MP Don Davies speaks during a news conference on blood plasma clinics in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. NDP health critic Don Davies says he expects the Liberals to make good its promise to deliver national pharmacare, but perhaps not all at once. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

NDP expects phased-in approach to national pharmacare promise in deal with Liberals

Liberals have promised the NDP to pass a Canada Pharmacare Act by the end of next year

NDP MP Don Davies speaks during a news conference on blood plasma clinics in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. NDP health critic Don Davies says he expects the Liberals to make good its promise to deliver national pharmacare, but perhaps not all at once. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld