COVID 19 Update for Edmonton and Grande Prairie Offices – 21 Apr 2020

Clinic Hours | April 21, 2020

Events of the past few weeks have been trying for everyone across the globe and we as Canadians awoke yesterday to the news of tragedy in Nova Scotia. I am sure everyone will join me in being with our fellow citizens who have been part of this senseless act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost family and friends and to our RMCP who lost a serving office in the line of duty. NOVA SCOTIA STRONG!!!

After my briefing on Monday evening, we do acknowledge that there has been a significant flattening of new cases in Alberta, fewer hospital admissions, we still have concerns in the East particularly in Toronto and Montreal. We are advised at this point to not see any routine patients in our offices but rather to continue remote consultations and also encourage people to stay home and not travel. Anything urgent will obviously be dealt with.

The office therefore will remain closed to routine visits, the decisions will be reviewed on a weekly basis but the chance of opening before May is unlikely.

I am in the process of getting the Video facility incorporated into the practice management system, there are delay there due to demand, intersting that Webcams for computers are in extremely short supply due to the boom in Video-conferencing!!

In Grande Prairie, all clinics for April have been cancelled, I am hopeful for the May clinic and will update when I have more certainty. For the coming weekend, 24/25/26 April, you will be contacted by telephone for a consultation at the approximate time of your appointment, please have questions ready, we can renew scripts, lab requisitions.