CALGARY (660 NEWS) — As hospitalizations proceed to climb within the province as a result of COVID-19, Alberta Well being Companies (AHS) says it’s making ready to take care of future capability points by lowering scheduled surgical procedures beginning Tuesday.
In a tweet, AHS says over the subsequent two weeks, Edmonton, Calgary and North Zones shall be lowering scheduled surgical exercise as much as 30 per cent, together with the discount of some non-urgent procedures and ambulatory appointments.
AHS is lowering scheduled surgical exercise as much as 30 per cent and lowering some non-urgent procedures and ambulatory appointments in Calgary. AHS is doing this to arrange the healthcare system to satisfy demand from these needing remedy for COVID-19 https://t.co/LDFOKDtf2T
— Jeff Slack (@Jeffslack660) April 28, 2021
AHS says these appointments shall be re-booked as quickly as doable, and solely these affected by this transformation shall be contacted.
“It’s vital to notice that provincially, we’ve by no means dipped under 88 per cent of surgical quantity all through the pandemic,” AHS mentioned in a tweet.
AHS is worried with the rising variety of circumstances each locally, and in our healthcare services. We strongly urge Albertans to comply with the general public well being restrictions, and in flip assist us make sure the healthcare system is there once they want it.
— Alberta Well being Companies (@AHS_media) April 28, 2021