Military nurses to land in Alberta Monday to ease health-care strain from COVID-19 – CBC

Federal government says up to 8 critical care nurses will be deployed to help in ICUs

Oct 02, 2021

Military medical personnel are expected to arrive in Alberta Monday to help ease the strain on hospitals caused by COVID-19, the federal government announced Saturday.

The Canadian Armed Forces is preparing to send up to eight critical care nurses to help in the province’s intensive care units. Where and how the nurses will be integrated into the health-care system still needs to be confirmed, but the initial team is expected to arrive Oct. 4, a news release says.

“We are always ready to help Canadians across the country during difficult times, and this pandemic has been no different,” said federal Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair in the release.

“The Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Red Cross, and health professionals have stepped up time and again over the past 19 months to answer the call to protect people, and I want to thank all those on the front lines who continue to keep Canadians safe.”

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