Calgary to get 132 hospital beds

Province says added capacity will limit waits in hallways. Jen Gerson, Calgary Herald, September 9, 2010 Patients stuffed into hallways and lounges in Calgary's crowded hospitals can expect some relief as more acute-care hospital beds were announced Wednesday. Alberta Health Services said it will open 132 new beds in three Calgary hospitals by winter at a cost of $15.7 million annually. Foothills Medical Centre, the Peter Lougheed Centre and Rockyview General Hospital will receive beds for a variety of purposes, including short-term convalescent care, dementia, palliative and hospice care and transition spaces for patients waiting for a community or home-based bed. ... Calgary