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AHS closed emergency department 13 times in Northern Alberta community

The emergency department lacked on-site physician coverage for over 200 hours this month.

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Lethbridge lost 25 physician registrations at the start of the pandemic

In the last two quarters, Alberta’s 3rd largest city lost another 17.

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Lack of nurses and doctors affecting hospitals in northern Alberta

AHS recently reduced hospital surgical, emergency, and acute care services in 5 communities in northern and central Alberta because of physician and nursing shortages.

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Alberta lost over 350 physician registrations so far in 2021

Even with new registrations, there’s still a net decrease of over 250, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Physician shortages shut down ER service in 3 rural communities

The Alberta communities of Fairview, Rocky Mountain House, and Elk Point temporarily lost their emergency departments this week.

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Alberta saw fewer physician registrations at end of 2020

Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2020, the year ended with 32 fewer physicians, the largest 4th quarter decrease in at least 5 years.

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Alberta physician registrations see smallest 3rd-quarter increase in 5 years

Yesterday, the UCP government announced that for the first time, there were over 11,000 doctors registered to practice in Alberta.