AHS Facilities Temporary Bed / Space Reductions - Archive

Archived September 16, 2021 - Information displayed represents changes as of 2 p.m.

AHS has about 8,500 acute care beds across the province – 98.6 per cent of those beds are staffed and either occupied by patients or available.

AHS has about 1,200 emergency department care spaces across the province. Of those, 98.6 per cent are staffed and in use for Albertans needing emergency care.

This map illustrates AHS sites across the province that have, for a limited time, temporarily reduced beds and care spaces. We have also included historical bed occupancy numbers in the pop-up box for each site. Click on the yellow markers on the map for more details.

AHS makes every effort to secure staff and physician coverage before taking steps to reduce the number of beds and/or care spaces in any of our facilities. Temporary reductions are only done as a last resort.

Temporary reductions occur due to staff and physician vacations, scheduled upgrades and construction projects in order to enhance patient and family experiences. AHS plans and prepares for bed reductions to minimize impact on patients, staff, and physicians.

Surgical Reduction by Zone Due to COVID-19

The rise in COVID-19 cases in the community and the resulting demand on hospital resources means AHS must take further immediate steps to create additional ICU capacity. AHS is postponing most scheduled surgeries and procedures across all zones in order to redeploy staff. All patients who are affected will be contacted directly by AHS.

You can also review the news release archive.

Emergency Wait Times

Anyone needing emergency or urgent care can visit our emergency department wait times page to see estimated wait times.


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Temporary Bed / Space Reduction

No Reduction

High Level Fort Vermilion Beaverlodge Grande Prairie High Prairie Lac La Biche Cold Lake Barrhead St. Paul Elk Point Edson Edmonton Sundre Red Deer Hardisty Galahad Hanna Wainwright Rimbey Medicine Hat Spirit River Slave Lake Calgary

Referenced from https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/br/Page17594.aspx - Must be included on all Map pages.