Effective Monday December 20th, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has officially assumed operation of the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre, and the Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).
Both facilities are already owned by AHS, and have been following the Alberta Continuing Care Health Service Standards.
Since June, AHS and SHA have been discussing the transition after mutually agreeing to cancel a long-standing contract for the operation of continuing care services at both facilities.
AHS says they will align the facilities with other continuing care services within the Alberta Central Zone.
Over the past six months AHS says they have been providing staff with guidance and support, and as well with residents and families to ensure a smooth transition.
They note there has been no disruption to care for residents during the transition.
The delivery of continuing care in Lloydminster is part of the Lloydminster Bi-Provincial Health Services Agreement between AHS and SHA, which has been in place since 2014.
Continued collaboration between SHA and AHS will continue under this agreement regarding operations of other healthcare services in the Border City.