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Public invited to Tamarack HAC information session

March 1, 2018

EDSON – Local and area residents are invited to attend an information session March 13 and learn more about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Enhancing Care in the Community and continuing care services, such as home care, supportive living and long-term care.

The free session is hosted by the Tamarack Health Advisory Council (HAC) and runs from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Galloway Station Museum, 223 55 St.

Dr. Jim Silvius, Lead for Medical Assistance in Dying Preparedness with Alberta Health Services (AHS), will lead the session. Last year, Dr. Silvius was awarded the Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics – one of the Canadian Medical Association’s highest honours – for leading the development of Alberta’s framework for medically assisted dying.

For more information on MAID, visit www.ahs.ca/maid.

Health Advisory Councils play an important role in supporting the strategic direction of AHS by engaging members of their communities throughout Alberta in a respectful, transparent and accountable manner. Public participation is essential to improving the quality and accountability of health services. Working in partnership with AHS is an important way to ensure that services are more responsive to the needs of those who use them. For more information on the Tamarack Health Advisory Council, visit their AHS website.

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.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Mary Mueller
Alberta Health Services
Advisory Council Relations
780-350-3103