If you are wondering what is happening in Alberta hospitals, here is the latest report from @yycCowboy. As you will see, many rural hospitals are struggling with closures.
Even if you are scrambling to get everything done on your To-Do List and think you cannot possibly do another thing, please consider taking a few minutes to read this article by David Climenhaga. It will be time well spent.
If you have not read Dr. Gabriel Fabreau’s opinion piece found in the June 4, 2022, Calgary Herald, you will want to do so. Among other things, Dr. Fabreau provides an honest view of what it is like in Alberta hospitals. According to him, “After two years of COVID-19, our hospitals have never been worse off.”
Take a few minutes to read this important article. It will be time well spent.
Cold hard facts about the effect of Wave 5 on healthcare in AB:— Dr. Shazma Mithani (@shazmamithani) January 20, 2022
1. non-ICU acute care is significantly above capacity with both COVID and non-COVID related illnesses.
2. ERs are seeing unprecedented wait times.
3. EMS is stretched very thin – many areas with no ambulances. /1
Which cities in Canada have the best hospitals? This was a question explored in a recent edition of “University Magazine.” Click here to find out if your city made the list and what constitutes the “best hospitals.”
With the holiday season upon us, the thought of getting the flu, cold or the like is apt to be the furthest thing from your mind. Nevertheless, if you require healthcare during the holiday season, here is a website that you will want to check out. Among other things, it will tell you where the closest pharmacy is to get what you need, its location and the hours it is open.
If you had 1,000 days left to live, how many of them would you want to spend in a hospital?
It is not uncommon for people admitted to a hospital to experience confusion and anxiety. However, in some situations, this develops into delirium. This is especially true for the elderly population. What is delirium? What causes it? What can be done to decrease the likelihood of its occurrence?
In a recent article published in the Globe and Mail, these questions were addressed. If you have not had the opportunity to read, “How a disorienting hospital visit can lead to delirium,” you may wish to do so. Among other things, it will provide some insight into what can happen when someone you know is admitted to the hospital and how your presence can make a difference.