Alberta backtracks on nursing cuts at care home for developmentally disabled

The Kelowna Daily Courier (June 4, 2014)

The provincial government has reversed a decision to reduce nursing support for residents at a central Alberta care home for the developmentally disabled.

Alberta Health Services said last week that about 90 residents of Michener Centre in Red Deer would no longer have access to a nurse on Sundays and holidays.

Families were told the residents would have to use walk-in clinics, go to a hospital or call the telephone HealthLink service if they required medical care. Critics of the move suggested it put severely disabled residents at the care home in danger. [Read the full story]

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