Patients, health workers say masks needed in Calgary hospitals – CBC

Edmonton facilities have adopted AHS masking directive, Calgary hospitals have not

Oct 24, 2023

Some patients, nurses and doctors are calling for Calgary hospitals to bring in a mask requirement due to concerns about COVID-19.

An Alberta Health Services masking directive, put in place earlier this month to stem transmission, allows individual sites to adopt masking in consultation with health zone leaders and the local medical officer of health.

And while facilities in Edmonton, and surrounding areas, as well as Red Deer have returned to masking, Calgary hospitals have not.

“I don’t necessarily feel safe right now in hospitals. And yet this is where I have to come to get my life-saving treatment,” said Natalie Kwadrans, a Calgary mother of two who has terminal cancer.

On Monday, she masked up and went to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for the treatment she receives there every three weeks.

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