City responds to AHS's closure of Urgent Care Centre
August 19, 2022 - For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, AB: The City of Airdrie was proud to see that their diligent efforts and concerns about the closures of the Airdrie Urgent Care Centre (AUCC) were quickly addressed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health.
“I want to thank AHS staff, the Minister of Health, AUCC doctors and staff for their willingness to work with us to ensure urgent care health services are available to Airdrie and area residents,” says Mayor Peter Brown.
In a news release from AHS, sent out August 18, it was announced that Airdrie’s urgent care centre will resume 24 hour care immediately as they have recruited four new physicians. As well, $1M in new funding will add staffing to create a Fast Track service for less serious medical issues as well as adding staff for patient triage.
This step forward will help address the community’s most immediate needs. Through direct meetings with AHS, Alberta Health and Minister Copping, City Council will continue to work together and Council will continue to advocate for much-needed funds to help doctors and staff at AUCC meet the needs of the more than 140 patients they serve each and every day.
“As always, we want to sincerely thank our doctors, nurses, administrators and all health professionals for the work they do every day to support all the communities that access AUCC," added Brown.
Team Leader, Corporate Communications