Red Deer Hospital Appears Empty Despite Capacity "at more than 100 percent"

Red Deer Hospital Appears Empty Despite Capacity "at more than 100 percent"

During a September 2021 press conference, both Premier Jason Kenney, as well as AHS CEO Dr. Verna Yiu, pushed misinformation by stating or implying that Red Deer Regional Hospital was being overwhelmed by an influx of COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Yiu at the press conference said:

I think one of the benefits of Alberta Health Services is that we are a provincial entity, and over the past several weeks we have been doing what we call ‘load-leveling,’ which is basically helping to support the areas where in fact the capacity may be at 100 percent. So, for example, and in the Central Zone where we know that the Red Deer Regional Hospital is consistently at more than 100 percent of its usual capacity.

This is simply misinformation or disinformation that Dr. Yiu is putting out. Over the past three months, the AHS’ own data shows that the Red Deer Regional Hospital is at 98 percent of “beds or spaces in operation” yet videos from someone walking around that hospital in September, October and November reveal a facility that seems nearly empty.

Below is a video put together by David Dickson, a former Liverpool police officer and now operator of an Alberta cybersecurity firm, who has been working diligently over the past year to assess the accuracy of information coming out of AHS. 

Source: Culled From TNT.

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