Military nurses to begin work at Edmonton hospital as Alberta battles 4th wave of COVID-19 – CBC

Nurses will help ease pressure on critical care units in Edmonton, military says

Oct 06, 2021

Canadian military nurses are set to begin working at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital to help alleviate pressure on a critical care unit overburdened with COVID-19 patients.

The Canadian Armed Forces says eight critical care nursing officers deployed from Ontario and Nova Scotia are to begin shifts at the downtown hospital as early as this afternoon.

“They are scheduled to conduct integration training with [Alberta Health Services] the morning of October 6 and will be scheduled to begin shifts later that afternoon upon completion,” reads a statement from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The military support is to be in place until the end of October.

Alberta requested assistance from the military last month as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and intensive care admissions spiked.

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