Lac La Biche local advisory council to host public information session

September 10, 2019

LAC LA BICHE – Residents are invited to a public information session on Sept. 11 to learn more about efforts by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to provide additional community-based care.

Hosted by the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council (HAC), the session runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McArthur Place, 10307 100 St.

Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, a senior medical director with AHS, will be presenting on Enhancing Care in the Community, a cornerstone of the organization’s health plan. It aims to move appropriate services out of hospital and safely deliver them in the community, freeing hospital beds for Albertans who need that high level of care.

The Enhancing Care in the Community session will be preceded by a meeting of the Lakeland Communities HAC, which runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McArthur Place. The council will hear from members of the public starting at approximately 5 p.m.

For more information, please call 1-877-275-8830 or visit our website at

HACs play an important role in supporting the strategic direction of AHS by engaging members of their communities throughout Alberta in a respectful, transparent and accountable manner. Public participation is essential to improving the quality and accountability of health services. Working in partnership with AHS is an important way to ensure that services are more responsive to the needs of those who use them.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Maura Beaton
AHS Communications
Advisory Council Relations