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Calgary Zone maternity services reinstated

May 22, 2020

CALGARY – Effective 8 a.m., June 3, 2020, AHS plans to reinstate all inpatient labour and delivery, NICU, postpartum and newborn care at South Health Campus in southeast Calgary. Inpatient maternal/newborn services at High River Hospital are also slated to be restored at that time. These services were temporarily suspended on April 21 as a function of ongoing Calgary Zone Pandemic Capacity Planning.

The scheduled reinstatement is contingent upon the Calgary Zone maintaining a manageable caseload of COVID-19 cases over the coming weeks.

We are in the process of contacting obstetricians, family physicians, midwives and Primary Care Networks in the area with a request to notify their patients of the planned reinstatement.

Patient safety is our top priority. We would like to express our gratitude to the patients, families, staff, midwives and physicians affected by the temporary consolidation for their support and patience. We also want to remind families that hospitals remain a safe place for expectant mothers to deliver, and for mothers and newborns to receive care during the pandemic.

As many businesses and services prepare to reopen in Alberta, it is critical that we all do our part to keep ourselves and each other safe. Information on hand hygiene, physical distancing and other preventative measures can be found on our website.

For media inquiries, contact:

Blain Fairbairn
AHS Communications
Blain.Fairbairn@ahs.ca
403-370-8034