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‘ICU if necessary, not necessarily ICU’: Alberta opens 50 new beds
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‘ICU if necessary, not necessarily ICU’: Alberta opens 50 new beds

Fifty new ICU beds promised by the Alberta government have been added to Alberta hospitals. Thursday morning, Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Jason Copping made the announcement at Mount Royal University’s nursing simulation lab.“We all know the past two and a half years put unprecedented strain on our public health care system. The public health crisis unmasked a serious lack of capacity in not just Alberta but the entire Canadian health care system,” Kenney said.The province made the initial addition announcement in March. In May, 19 of the 50 had opened. And on Thursday, seven months later, the full 50 were announced to have opened in 12 different hospitals. Read more: DynaLIFE says routine urinalysis testing to return to normal in Alberta on Thursday ...