Residents of Airdrie must drive to the north end of Calgary or north to Didsbury for urgent care in the middle of the night. The mayor of Airdrie is hopeful that it can change.
Peter Brown recently met with Sarah Hoffman, who is the new Alberta Minister of Health. He admitted that he is hopeful that the City of Airdrie will secure the financial resources from the province to build a new facility with a 24-hour emergency room.
There are nearly 60,000 residents in Airdrie who have been waiting for several years and lobbying the province to see the necessity of urgent care 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Residents needing medical attention after 10:00 pm have to drive at least half an hour or more to Calgary to the closest emergency room at…