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Central Zone Healthcare Plan - Strategy Overview

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with Alberta Health, has met with community members, patients, health professionals, physicians, community health partners, and health experts from across the province to talk about building the future of healthcare.

The Zone Healthcare Plan has been developed by building upon the expertise and community knowledge of Central Zone stakeholders and with input from Alberta Health. It captures the current state of healthcare in the Central Zone, explains why change is needed and projects what healthcare could look like in the Central Zone over the next 15 years.

An overview of the Central Zone Healthcare Plan is available below including information about the five strategies:

Interventional Cardiac Services

Needs Assessment and Options Analysis Overview

Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with Alberta Health (AH), has developed an approach to assess the needs of small urban communities outside of Calgary and Edmonton when it comes to specialized cardiac services. This approach is evidence-based and aligns with best practice both nationally and abroad. It examines local health trends, current demand, future need and infrastructure requirements.

The Interventional Cardiac Services Needs Assessment and Options Analysis involved the input of physicians, clinical staff and leaders and operational stakeholders from across Alberta, as well as patient and family advisors. We know patients in Alberta’s urban centres outside Calgary and Edmonton need timely access to high quality cardiac care, close to home. The overview report and FAQs from the needs assessment are available below: