Tags : health

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

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen reacts to shelter management transfer

The Lethbridge Shelter is officially under new management. Operations were transferred over to the Blood Tribe Department of Health on Monday. Bill Ginther from the neighboring Lethbridge Soup Kitchen believes this was a good move.    “Most of our guests and their clients are indigenous. So this makes sense. You have indigenous people working with […]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

Lethbridge under special air quality statement

Lethbridge is currently under a special air quality statement due to wildfire smoke coming in from both BC and the U.S. Environment Canada says there are westerly winds that are bringing the smoke to our region. Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Sara Hoffman, says those with underlying health issues should be paying special […]Read More

City council agrees to allot money to doctor recruitment campaign

Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to allocate $15,000 to a family physician and recruitment campaign. Council also directed the City Manager to explore opportunities to partner with The Chinook Primary Care Network and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to support funding for an Academic Teaching clinic in Lethbridge. “It’s just another thing, another tool in the […]Read More

The Impact of COVID lockdowns

Dr. Ari Joffe teaches pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He has recently published a study on the effects of the pandemic lockdowns. Dr. Joffe says these restrictions Canadians have had to endure are causing much more harm than good.Read More

Premier says more non-urgent surgeries could be cancelled due to

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary because the largest hospitals in the province are filling up with COVID-19 cases. Kenney says hospitals are at 91 percent capacity due to the coronavirus. He says Alberta currently has 8,500 hospital beds. Around 2,400 are being set aside for pandemic patients and one quarter of those beds will be in intensive care.Read More