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Public invited to free forum on optimizing transitions in care

February 22, 2019

RED DEER — More and more people are surviving critical illness and returning to their communities after spending time in hospital. It’s important that they continue to receive optimal care throughout their recovery.

On March 12, the public is invited to a free panel discussion organized by Alberta Health Services’ Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network™ that will consider the opportunities and challenges involved when patients transition from intensive care to other care settings and back home.

The event, called Café Scientifique, is intended to appeal to members of the public, patients who have survived critical illness, family or friends who have had loved ones suffer critical illness, primary care and hospital-based healthcare professionals, and other interested stakeholders.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for the public to help identify gaps, challenges and opportunities for improving care transitions that better support all involved – patients, families and healthcare professionals.

The panel will include a patient who has experienced a critical illness, a family caregiver, a mix of critical care professionals, a primary care and rehabilitative care professional, and a research scientist.

Café Scientifique takes place Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Toad ‘N’ Turtle, 2004-50 Avenue, Red Deer. RSVPs are requested by Friday, March 8 to popy.karavidas@ahs.ca.

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.

For media inquiries, contact:

Faye Furdyk
AHS Communications
403-701-0785