Latest News Articles

Planning underway for Prince Albert Parkland’s 2016-2017 budget
The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region will examine all aspects of the Regional Health Authority’s operations to ensure a balanced operating plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

1 Jun 2016
Posted by Doug Dahl
The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region will examine all aspects of the Regional Health Authority’s operations to ensure a balanced operating plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Read More

Patient safety focus of staff schedule change in Operating Room
Notes from the May 25, 2016 Prince Albert Parkland RHA board of directors meeting in Prince Albert.

30 May 2016
Posted by Doug Dahl
Balancing demand for emergency surgeries and ensuring patient and staff safety has resulted in a change in how weekend on-call coverage is done for the Victoria Hospital Operating Room, the Prince...

Read More

Prince Albert Parkland honours 2016 Health Excellence Award recipients.
Four individuals and three teams recognized at event in Prince Albert on May 26, 2106

27 May 2016
Posted by Doug Dahl
Four individuals and three teams were recognized for their commitment to quality, safe health care services at the Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority’s 2016 Health Excellence...

Read More

Twitter Feed

Information about Air Quality

Winds can spread smoke from wildfires. Smoke may produce poor air quality and reduced visibilities in some areas especially closer to the fire source. Smoke near the ground is causing very high health risk conditions.

Forest Fires Smoke and Your Health.pdf

High levels of particulate matter may persist locally until the fire is extinguished or controlled. Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.