Tags : AHS

Former healthcare worker discusses vaccine injury

The subject of COVID-19 vaccine injuries has been a controversial topic. Claims of vaccine injuries are often dismissed if there were pre–existing conditions prior to receiving a dose. Charissa Klamn, a former healthcare worker, says after receiving her second jab, she endured a long battle due to a confirmed vaccine injury.  She now stresses the importance of doing your own […]Read More

Lethbridge to add two new ambulances

To help improve emergency medical response time, the City of Lethbridge along with Alberta Health Services will be adding two new ambulances. The new vehicles will run 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Chief of Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, Greg Adair, says these new additions will help ease some of the burden […]Read More

AHS highlights programs and resources to help stop smoking

Quitting smoking can be one of the hardest decisions a person can make in their lifetime. National Non-Smoking Week runs until January 23 and Dr. Allison Gonsalves, the medical officer of health for the South Zone with Alberta Health Services told us about the health risks associated with tobacco and smoking. “Smoking and commercial tobacco […]Read More

UCP reveal new EMS program, NDP fire back

The Alberta government announced a new program to help free up ambulances and paramedics to more quickly respond to emergency situations. Alberta Health Services will now arrange for alternative transportation for non-medical patients to make sure that EMS can attend more urgent matters. These new modes of transportation would be in the form of transport […]Read More

AHS provides tips to protect people from frostbite and hypothermia

The extreme cold temperatures we have been experiencing lately in Southern Alberta can affect people quite quickly including the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. Officials from Alberta Health Services offered up some tips on how to best protect yourself from these dangerous situations when you’re out braving the cold weather. “We always ask people to […]Read More

AHS offering chronic disease program management courses

Alberta Health Services’ Better Choices, Better Health workshops gets underway next week. It is a program to help people who suffer from chronic diseases and how to manage them. The program is about two and half hours in length. Jennifer Steier, Manager for Chronic Diseases for the South Zone, says programs like this can be […]Read More

One-on-one with UCP leadership candidate Travis Toews

Former Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews is running to become the new leader of the UCP and Alberta’s new premier. He spoke with BCN’s Hal Roberts discussing where he stands on a wide range of issues from health care to the economy. The UCP will choose their new leader on October 6.Read More

Town of Fort Macleod hopes to recruit new physicians with

Lethbridge isn’t the only place feeling a doctor shortage in Southern Alberta, the Town of Fort Macleod is dealing with a similar issue. In an attempt to recruit new doctors, the town is offering a $10,000 incentive for physicians who sign a five-year commitment through AHS. An official with the town says they hope this […]Read More

Doctors expected to come to Lethbridge, committee informed

There is good news for those who are looking for a family physician in Lethbridge. The Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee was told that more doctors will be making their way to our city this fall. Three international graduate physicians have signed offer letters to come to Lethbridge and an additional seven are pending. […]Read More

PACT program beneficial for AHS and LPS

The Lethbridge Police Service is partnering with Alberta Health Services in our city to help out those who are battling mental health and addiction issues. An LPS constable is paired with a mental health therapist from AHS to service high risk clients. The program, which began in 2018, is called the Police and Crisis Team. […]Read More

Stat holiday recognized by AHS

Alberta Health Services workers are now able to take off the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation stat holiday on September 30 and get paid for it. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees filed a policy grievance after AHS refused to recognize the day. An arbitrator worked on the grievance and now union members in […]Read More

Health care centres in need of volunteers

Some health care centres around Southern Alberta are in need of help. Milk River, Cardston and Raymond Health Centers are looking for volunteers to work throughout the day. Carmelle Steel with AHS says volunteers are needed to do different roles throughout the centres. If you are interested in volunteering, you can reach out to the AHS. […]Read More

AHS worker takes a stand against covid vaccine

We’ve brought you stories in the past about AHS health care workers who have spoken out about not wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Marilyn Markell is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Alberta Health Services. She teaches long term care based out of Red Deer. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986 with […]Read More

Group of frontline workers want vaccine mandate needs met by

A group called Fight For The Frontline is challenging Alberta Health Services on their decision to implement mandatory vaccinations for frontline workers. As Micah Quinn explains, two local first responders in our city are fighting back against AHS and the group has sent a letter to the head of the AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu, demanding […]Read More

UNA says AHS proposal would include wage cuts

We’re updating a story we first brought you yesterday. Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews released a statement calling for a wage freeze for the first three years for nurses, and a wage increase in years four and five. The United Nurses of Alberta shot back, calling the statement by Toews misleading. The UNA says Alberta […]Read More

4% pay cut facing AHS support staff

A recent release by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the province is looking to cut wages for Alberta Health Services frontline workers and support staff. The Alberta government tabled a 4% pay cut for workers recently after negotiations were put on hold after the pandemic. Dr. Verna Yiu, the President and CEO for […]Read More