Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced several new measures intended to address continued pressures on healthcare facilities, including:
- Increased funding to hire additional healthcare aide staff;
- A wage supplement of $2 per hour during the pandemic for healthcare aides; and
- Up to 1,000 paid student practicum positions to fast-track certification.
In addition, $24.5 million is being advanced to healthcare operators in order to address immediate cost pressures associated with COVID-19.