7 doctors and nurses flown from N.L. helping Fort McMurray hospital through 4th wave

Seven doctors and nurses from Newfoundland are in Fort McMurray helping the local hospital expand its ICU and take care of numerous COVID-19 patients.Nurse practitioner Jennifer Richard is part of the team that started last week at the Northern Lights Regional...

Pediatric patients now excluded from Alberta’s critical-care triage protocol

Hospitalized children who need critical care will receive treatment even if Alberta's intensive care units are stretched beyond capacity, says Alberta Health Services.The health authority confirmed Wednesday that children and youth will no longer be included in Alberta's emergency triage...

Doctor who says he gave ivermectin to rural Alberta COVID-19 patients prompts warning from health authority

A doctor who was filling in at a rural Alberta hospital says he treated three COVID-19 patients with ivermectin, triggering a warning from the provincial health authority about the dangers of the controversial drug. In a video circulating on social media, Vancouver-based...

Doctor who says he gave ivermectin to rural Alberta COVID-19 patients triggers AHS warning

A doctor who was filling in at a rural Alberta hospital says he treated three COVID-19 patients with ivermectin, triggering a warning from Alberta Health Services about the dangers of the controversial drug. In a video circulating on social media, Vancouver-based...

Alberta reported more COVID-19 cases in September than any month prior, data shows

September was arguably Alberta's worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial data suggests.More Albertans tested positive for COVID-19 than in any month prior, and records for hospital and ICU admissions were set. September was also the deadliest month since the pandemic's second wave....

Hospitals in Alberta’s northern region operating at over 100 per cent ICU surge capacity

Alberta's northern health zone, which encompasses regions where vaccination uptake is well below the provincial average, is operating at over 100 per cent of its intensive care capacity.Alberta Health Services said that as of Wednesday, the North zone had 15...

Alberta regulator toughens stance against doctors who spread misinformation about COVID-19

The regulator for Alberta doctors is exploring ways to speed up its investigations into physicians accused of spreading misinformation or treating patients with unproven COVID-19 remedies."Our processes can be slow but we're looking at ways that we can expedite that,"...

‘State of crisis’: Canadian Medical Association calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

The Canadian Medical Association is calling for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan to protect their "crumbling" health-care systems. Both western provinces are setting hospitalization records for COVID-19, with intensive care capacity running slim. Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the national...

Alberta premier rejects call for COVID ‘firebreak,’ says new measures would punish the vaccinated

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "firebreak" measures to deal with surging cases...

Alberta’s triage protocols not implemented, but doctors are already rationing care

The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta.Dr. Paul Parks said that in recent days some critically ill COVID-19 patients who should be on ventilators are not getting...
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