Tags : Doctors

Three more doctors to leave Lethbridge this summer

The number of Lethbridge residents without a family physician is about to grow higher. It only just had its grand opening in 2021, but Bridge City News has confirmed that three of the four family doctors at Six-08 Health clinic are leaving the city.  Unconfirmed reports say that as many as 6,000 patients could be […]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

Doctor shortages continue in Lethbridge

A hot button issue in our city and many others across the country has been doctor shortages. As it stands now, no family physicians are accepting new patients in Lethbridge. As Micah Quinn explains, community leaders in our city sat down to discuss ways on how to attract and retain doctors in Southwest Alberta. Some […]Read More

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

NDP says doctor shortage requires action from UCP

NDP Finance Critic and Lethbridge-West MLA, Shannon Phillips, had a harsh message Tuesday afternoon for the newly appointed Health Minister Jason Copping. Phillips says the Alberta government isn’t doing enough to help out residents who have been experiencing a shortage of family physicians in the city. Phillips talked with two women who said they have […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayoral Candidate Blaine Hyggen lays out his platform.

The Alberta Municipal Election is coming up October 18th. Current Lethbridge City Councillor Blaine Hyggen is gunning for the mayor’s chair. Hyggen says he has a plan to help address the doctor shortage in our city and how to address crime.  Hyggen also addresses the controversy surrounding where he is receiving funding during his campaign.Read More

AHS short staffed, closure of beds and facilities in rural

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is laying the blame for recent facility and bed closures in rural Alberta at the feet of AHS and Health Minister Tyler Shandro. This has resulted in a shortage of staff and the closure of facilities and beds. Mike Dempsey, Vice-President of AUPE, says there hasn’t been any closures of […]Read More