AHS, Networc Health Inc. reach agreement
October 13, 2010
CALGARY – Alberta Health Services and Networc Health Inc. today announced an out-of-court agreement that will see all publicly-funded orthopedic surgeries planned at the Health Resource Centre transitioned to Foothills Medical Centre.
Under the out-of-court agreement, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Networc Health Inc., which operates the Health Resource Centre (HRC), have agreed to withdraw all court applications and actions commenced against the other.
AHS and Networc Health Inc. are jointly working on a transition plan that will see all publicly-funded orthopedic surgeries transition to the new McCaig Tower at the Foothills Medical Centre by November 15.
There will be no disruption to patient care. All surgeries currently scheduled at the Health Resource Centre will continue as planned.
HRC and AHS have agreed to request the termination of the interim receivership. A motion to request that relief will be filed with the Court of Queen’s Bench within the next few weeks.
The expanded McCaig Tower facility at Foothills Medical Centre had its official opening on October 12. The actual move of patients and medical units will begin on October 20, and will continue over the course of the following six weeks. Orthopedic surgical procedures will begin November 15 at the McCaig Tower.
Clinical staff members are currently being hired for the new facility.
The new $550-million McCaig Tower at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) in Calgary is the result of a 10-year vision to expand the Foothills Campus, based on the needs of the population of Calgary and surrounding area.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 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.