August 2, 2022
CLARESHOLM – Beginning Aug. 8, the Claresholm General Hospital laboratory is changing its community collection hours to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Collection hours currently run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the lab is highly underutilized during the final hour. Adjusting the laboratory’s community collection hours will enable the department to better align with the needs of hospital patients in the early morning hours and allow laboratory staff to focus on community collections during the busy, late-morning hours.
Staff will be able to start their shifts earlier, focusing on inpatients before community collection begins at 8 a.m., while also aligning with the hours of operation of Diagnostic Imaging, which shares staff with lab.
Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories recognize the importance of access to healthcare and aims to ensure health services are provided in a safe, efficient, and sustainable manner, using staff and healthcare resources most effectively for Albertans.
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.