Verna Yiu

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Verna Yiu said : "I have had the extraordinary privilege to lead Alberta Health Services for the past six plus years," External link

barrie Monday, April 4, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "I have had the extraordinary privilege to lead Alberta Health Services for the past six plus years," External link

barrie Monday, April 4, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AHS has been able to quickly increase hospital and ICU capacity to meet demand,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:48:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AHS has been able to quickly increase hospital and ICU capacity to meet demand,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "To those Albertans who have had surgeries or procedures postponed, I'm so sorry," External link

CBC Saturday, January 22, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We are seeing more of our own health-care workers become sick or have to quarantine," External link

barrie Friday, January 21, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Fortunately, the number of Albertans in ICU is still well below the total number of ICU patients that we cared for at the peak of the fourth wave, which was 313," External link

barrie Friday, January 21, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Our internal early warning system tool shows that we can expect hospitalization numbers to keep increasing for a while yet," External link

CBC Friday, January 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Only clinical work locations deemed to be at significant risk of service disruptions due to staffing shortages resulting from unvaccinated staff will be part of the testing program," "The temporary testing option will only be available for a very small number of staff at a small number of specific health care locations" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand steadfast on our vaccine policy,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand steadfast on our vaccine policy,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “There’s no question that we have challenges in areas within central zone, within south zone and also within the north zone, and so working with those areas to ensure that we can continue our process around answering any questions, educating them about the safety of vaccinations, and the importance of keeping not just ourselves safe but also our loved ones safe,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We would like to thank those staff members who have already submitted their proof of immunization, and strongly urge those who haven’t to do so as soon as possible,” “At the end of the day, it’s about protecting patients, continuing care residents, and anyone in our care, as well as looking out for our staff. We have a responsibility to do that” External link

cknw Friday, October 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We would like to thank those staff members who have already submitted their proof of immunization, and strongly urge those who haven’t to do so as soon as possible,” “At the end of the day, it’s about protecting patients, continuing care residents, and anyone in our care, as well as looking out for our staff. We have a responsibility to do that” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand by the policy and it will be fully implemented,” External link

cknw Friday, October 22, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand by the policy and it will be fully implemented,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “So overall this tells us that there’s very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy. These are impressive numbers, and we’re extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted their proof of vaccination. We stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “So overall this tells us that there’s very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy. These are impressive numbers, and we’re extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted their proof of vaccination. We stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Overall this tells us there is very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy…we stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Those employees who are not fully immunized in compliance with the policy will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence,” “With such low numbers we don't anticipate the policy of having any significant impact on our ability to provide care to Albertans” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This vaccine requirement is essential to ensure the safety of our people, the patients and vulnerable Albertans,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “As of this morning, 92 per cent of our full-time and part-time AHS employees have submitted proof of having two doses of COVID-19 vaccinations,” “Approximately 92 per cent of physicians working in AHS have done the same and more than 97 per cent of our ICU staff are fully immunized” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Overall this tells us that there is very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The good news is that COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time, or at any time, either before or after other vaccines, including influenza," "Since the COVID-19 vaccines have been available, there's been substantial data that has been now collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. At this time there are no specific safety concerns with administering both vaccines at the same time" External link

barrie Monday, October 18, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu says : “By keeping the number of influenza cases low, we can help protect at-risk Albertans and reduce the pressure on our healthcare system,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, October 15, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The good news is that COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time, or at any time, either before or after other vaccines, including influenza," "Since the COVID-19 vaccines have been available, there's been substantial data that has been now collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. At this time there are no specific safety concerns with administering both vaccines at the same time" External link

barrie Friday, October 15, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We’re grateful that the numbers appear to be falling but we know that this trend can be reversed easily, especially if we become complacent,” “And we remain uncertain as to the potential impact from the Thanksgiving long weekend” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 15, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are grateful that the numbers appear to be falling, but we know that this trend can be reversed, easily, especially if we become complacent,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, October 15, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We continue to see many patients require a higher level of care from our regional communities where immunization rates are lower,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu told : “I’m a little more optimistic than I’ve been in quite a while,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu told : “I’m a little more optimistic than I’ve been in quite a while,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “It’s still too early to suggest that this is a trend, but it’s a good sign and it’s a faint silver lining to what has been a very difficult period for our health-care system,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “It’s still too early to suggest that this is a trend, but it’s a good sign and it’s a faint silver lining to what has been a very difficult period for our health-care system,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The situation still remains extremely serious,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Our front-line physicians and nurses are under extreme stress and pressure,” “The pandemic is impacting individuals and our teams both physically and mentally” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Today we are saddened by the death of one our nurses who worked in the ICU and emergency departments," External link

CBC Friday, October 1, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Albertans will always be our priority. We are fortunate to have such strong critical-care teams in Alberta to be able to assist and support during this unprecedented time. Our teams will do their best to care for Manitobans,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We have a long tradition of working with our neighbours to share expertise, resources and learnings, and we stand alongside Manitoba as they deal with this pandemic and its impact on patient care," "I am so grateful and appreciative of our teams, and I thank them for all their efforts" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Contact tracing has been one of the cornerstones in our pandemic response, but it has always been one cornerstone. Contact tracing by itself does not bring down case numbers,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We’re currently experiencing several record highs across the healthcare system,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “That is easily the most ICU patients that we’ve ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we’ve seen in waves one and two,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Over the past month, the number of people with COVID-19 needing ICU care has increased by more than 100 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “While patient transfers are safe, and always based on clinical need, they have an obvious impact on those patients and their loved ones,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “but we hope never to use these units,” “Our biggest current challenge is staffing these additional spaces, and this is certainly more difficult than the first and second waves,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "but we hope never to use these units," "Our biggest current challenge is staffing these additional spaces, and this is certainly more difficult than the first and second waves," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Monday, May 17, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This has been happening since January 9,” “Our priority has been and continues to be contacting and completing initial case investigations with all new COVID-19 cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Contact tracing in Alberta is a partnership,” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are constantly looking for recruitment and making sure that we have enough people on staff to be able to adapt and adjust,” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "K-Bro Linen Systems has a proven track record of providing high-quality laundry services," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “I want to publicly and personally apologize to anyone who experienced frustration, anger, or worry over what should be a hopeful time in the pandemic response,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “No one one wants to line up outside in the Alberta winter, and no one should,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We know we can be better,” “I thank you for your patience as we move forward with the next phases of immunizations. We are working to make sure we are better prepared, and that we serve Albertans with care, respect and integrity” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve. The technical issues have been fixed, a queuing waiting room is in place, and the system is stable," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said ( about error ) : “We made an error in judgment in how we stress-tested our online booking system,” “We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve” External link

cknw Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said ( about error ) : “We made an error in judgment in how we stress-tested our online booking system,” “We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Monday, December 7, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," "We are rapidly increasing our response to the unprecedented volume of COVID-19 cases in the province" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," "We are rapidly increasing our response to the unprecedented volume of COVID-19 cases in the province" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We will move ahead with many of the initiatives in the review at a pace that is respectful of the current situation and also ensures that our front-line services are supported,” “We are committed to high-quality patient care. We will continue to be a learning organization. We will continue to assess and reassess plans as needed. We will make sure that changes are done with a long view of a 10-year vision for health care in Alberta. We will ensure that local decision making and local input is embedded in our work. We will respect and support employees and physicians through any changes. We will make sure that change supports our patient-first strategy and that patients are engaged through the continued planning and implementation work” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We will move ahead with many of the initiatives in the review at a pace that is respectful of the current situation and also ensures that our front-line services are supported,” “We are committed to high-quality patient care. We will continue to be a learning organization. We will continue to assess and reassess plans as needed. We will make sure that changes are done with a long view of a 10-year vision for health care in Alberta. We will ensure that local decision making and local input is embedded in our work. We will respect and support employees and physicians through any changes. We will make sure that change supports our patient-first strategy and that patients are engaged through the continued planning and implementation work” External link

cknw Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The consolidation is the right decision for any Albertan needing emergency medical care," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The organization acted to ensure the individual involved accepted responsibility, and that the victims were supported," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "a disturbing and unconscionable racist act at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie in 2016 was investigated and acted upon by Alberta Health Services" External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The organization acted to ensure the individual involved accepted responsibility, and that the victims were supported," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are proud the new hospital will provide a wide range of health-care services in a modern setting with the latest technology,” External link

cknw Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are proud the new hospital will provide a wide range of health-care services in a modern setting with the latest technology,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This decision was made in (the) interest of the health and safety of Millrise Seniors Village residents and staff and to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on site,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This decision was made in interest of the health and safety of Millrise Seniors Village residents and staff and to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on site," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Currently, AHS is able to meet patient demands within existing facilities in the Calgary zone due to strong planning and actions taken to build hospital capacity,” External link

globalnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This initiative was undertaken to ensure we have capacity in the Calgary Zone in the event we see a spike in COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization. I’d like to thank Sprung Structures for its generous donation that will help AHS respond to this public health emergency," External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This initiative was undertaken to ensure we have capacity in the Calgary Zone in the event we see a spike in COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization. I’d like to thank Sprung Structures for its generous donation that will help AHS respond to this public health emergency," External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “I would hope that everyone wants to stay,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu says ( about Strategy ) : “Our People Strategy is paramount for us,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu says : “We’re an organization that cares for people, but now we’ve got an organization that cares for us,” “It is about the people. Without supporting the people, you can’t deliver quality health care” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Our organization embraces diversity and inclusion, and this project expands our ongoing efforts to ensure all Albertans know how to access health services and feel welcome doing so,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “When critically ill newborns can receive care closer to home, their families can stay in their community, closer to their support systems,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As a pediatrician, I know this will be a comforting space where children and parents can come for care without being exposed to the environment of an adult emergency room, which can face many difficult and challenging situations," External link

CBC Friday, October 4, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The generosity of our donors, whether big or small, has an impact,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 6, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The generosity of our donors, whether big or small, has an impact,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 6, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This is going to set a new transformation in the type of care that we can provide to patients and families,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This is going to set a new transformation in the type of care that we can provide to patients and families,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Albertans have told us that midwifery is a preferred option for maternal and newborn care in our province,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT



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Verna Yiu said : "I have had the extraordinary privilege to lead Alberta Health Services for the past six plus years," External link

barrie Monday, April 4, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "I have had the extraordinary privilege to lead Alberta Health Services for the past six plus years," External link

barrie Monday, April 4, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AHS has been able to quickly increase hospital and ICU capacity to meet demand,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:48:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AHS has been able to quickly increase hospital and ICU capacity to meet demand,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "To those Albertans who have had surgeries or procedures postponed, I'm so sorry," External link

CBC Saturday, January 22, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We are seeing more of our own health-care workers become sick or have to quarantine," External link

barrie Friday, January 21, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Fortunately, the number of Albertans in ICU is still well below the total number of ICU patients that we cared for at the peak of the fourth wave, which was 313," External link

barrie Friday, January 21, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Our internal early warning system tool shows that we can expect hospitalization numbers to keep increasing for a while yet," External link

CBC Friday, January 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Only clinical work locations deemed to be at significant risk of service disruptions due to staffing shortages resulting from unvaccinated staff will be part of the testing program," "The temporary testing option will only be available for a very small number of staff at a small number of specific health care locations" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand steadfast on our vaccine policy,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand steadfast on our vaccine policy,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “There’s no question that we have challenges in areas within central zone, within south zone and also within the north zone, and so working with those areas to ensure that we can continue our process around answering any questions, educating them about the safety of vaccinations, and the importance of keeping not just ourselves safe but also our loved ones safe,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We would like to thank those staff members who have already submitted their proof of immunization, and strongly urge those who haven’t to do so as soon as possible,” “At the end of the day, it’s about protecting patients, continuing care residents, and anyone in our care, as well as looking out for our staff. We have a responsibility to do that” External link

cknw Friday, October 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We would like to thank those staff members who have already submitted their proof of immunization, and strongly urge those who haven’t to do so as soon as possible,” “At the end of the day, it’s about protecting patients, continuing care residents, and anyone in our care, as well as looking out for our staff. We have a responsibility to do that” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand by the policy and it will be fully implemented,” External link

cknw Friday, October 22, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We stand by the policy and it will be fully implemented,” External link

globalnews Friday, October 22, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “So overall this tells us that there’s very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy. These are impressive numbers, and we’re extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted their proof of vaccination. We stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “So overall this tells us that there’s very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy. These are impressive numbers, and we’re extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted their proof of vaccination. We stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Overall this tells us there is very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy…we stand by the policy, and it will be fully implemented,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Those employees who are not fully immunized in compliance with the policy will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence,” “With such low numbers we don't anticipate the policy of having any significant impact on our ability to provide care to Albertans” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This vaccine requirement is essential to ensure the safety of our people, the patients and vulnerable Albertans,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “As of this morning, 92 per cent of our full-time and part-time AHS employees have submitted proof of having two doses of COVID-19 vaccinations,” “Approximately 92 per cent of physicians working in AHS have done the same and more than 97 per cent of our ICU staff are fully immunized” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Overall this tells us that there is very broad support for the mandatory vaccine policy," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The good news is that COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time, or at any time, either before or after other vaccines, including influenza," "Since the COVID-19 vaccines have been available, there's been substantial data that has been now collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. At this time there are no specific safety concerns with administering both vaccines at the same time" External link

barrie Monday, October 18, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu says : “By keeping the number of influenza cases low, we can help protect at-risk Albertans and reduce the pressure on our healthcare system,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, October 15, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The good news is that COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time, or at any time, either before or after other vaccines, including influenza," "Since the COVID-19 vaccines have been available, there's been substantial data that has been now collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. At this time there are no specific safety concerns with administering both vaccines at the same time" External link

barrie Friday, October 15, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We’re grateful that the numbers appear to be falling but we know that this trend can be reversed easily, especially if we become complacent,” “And we remain uncertain as to the potential impact from the Thanksgiving long weekend” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 15, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are grateful that the numbers appear to be falling, but we know that this trend can be reversed, easily, especially if we become complacent,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, October 15, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We continue to see many patients require a higher level of care from our regional communities where immunization rates are lower,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu told : “I’m a little more optimistic than I’ve been in quite a while,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu told : “I’m a little more optimistic than I’ve been in quite a while,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “It’s still too early to suggest that this is a trend, but it’s a good sign and it’s a faint silver lining to what has been a very difficult period for our health-care system,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “It’s still too early to suggest that this is a trend, but it’s a good sign and it’s a faint silver lining to what has been a very difficult period for our health-care system,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The situation still remains extremely serious,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Our front-line physicians and nurses are under extreme stress and pressure,” “The pandemic is impacting individuals and our teams both physically and mentally” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "Today we are saddened by the death of one our nurses who worked in the ICU and emergency departments," External link

CBC Friday, October 1, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Albertans will always be our priority. We are fortunate to have such strong critical-care teams in Alberta to be able to assist and support during this unprecedented time. Our teams will do their best to care for Manitobans,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We have a long tradition of working with our neighbours to share expertise, resources and learnings, and we stand alongside Manitoba as they deal with this pandemic and its impact on patient care," "I am so grateful and appreciative of our teams, and I thank them for all their efforts" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Contact tracing has been one of the cornerstones in our pandemic response, but it has always been one cornerstone. Contact tracing by itself does not bring down case numbers,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We’re currently experiencing several record highs across the healthcare system,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “That is easily the most ICU patients that we’ve ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we’ve seen in waves one and two,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Over the past month, the number of people with COVID-19 needing ICU care has increased by more than 100 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “While patient transfers are safe, and always based on clinical need, they have an obvious impact on those patients and their loved ones,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “but we hope never to use these units,” “Our biggest current challenge is staffing these additional spaces, and this is certainly more difficult than the first and second waves,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "but we hope never to use these units," "Our biggest current challenge is staffing these additional spaces, and this is certainly more difficult than the first and second waves," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "That is easily the most ICU patients that we have ever seen in our health-care system and definitely higher than what we have seen in waves one and two," External link

CBC Monday, May 17, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This has been happening since January 9,” “Our priority has been and continues to be contacting and completing initial case investigations with all new COVID-19 cases” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Contact tracing in Alberta is a partnership,” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are constantly looking for recruitment and making sure that we have enough people on staff to be able to adapt and adjust,” External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "K-Bro Linen Systems has a proven track record of providing high-quality laundry services," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “I want to publicly and personally apologize to anyone who experienced frustration, anger, or worry over what should be a hopeful time in the pandemic response,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “No one one wants to line up outside in the Alberta winter, and no one should,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We know we can be better,” “I thank you for your patience as we move forward with the next phases of immunizations. We are working to make sure we are better prepared, and that we serve Albertans with care, respect and integrity” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve. The technical issues have been fixed, a queuing waiting room is in place, and the system is stable," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said ( about error ) : “We made an error in judgment in how we stress-tested our online booking system,” “We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve” External link

cknw Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said ( about error ) : “We made an error in judgment in how we stress-tested our online booking system,” “We had planned for tens of thousands at a time, and demand far exceeded that, leading to technical issues that took several hours to resolve” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Monday, December 7, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks, it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," "We are rapidly increasing our response to the unprecedented volume of COVID-19 cases in the province" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As case numbers have increased exponentially in the past six weeks it has become more and more difficult for our teams to keep up with demand," "We are rapidly increasing our response to the unprecedented volume of COVID-19 cases in the province" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We will move ahead with many of the initiatives in the review at a pace that is respectful of the current situation and also ensures that our front-line services are supported,” “We are committed to high-quality patient care. We will continue to be a learning organization. We will continue to assess and reassess plans as needed. We will make sure that changes are done with a long view of a 10-year vision for health care in Alberta. We will ensure that local decision making and local input is embedded in our work. We will respect and support employees and physicians through any changes. We will make sure that change supports our patient-first strategy and that patients are engaged through the continued planning and implementation work” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We will move ahead with many of the initiatives in the review at a pace that is respectful of the current situation and also ensures that our front-line services are supported,” “We are committed to high-quality patient care. We will continue to be a learning organization. We will continue to assess and reassess plans as needed. We will make sure that changes are done with a long view of a 10-year vision for health care in Alberta. We will ensure that local decision making and local input is embedded in our work. We will respect and support employees and physicians through any changes. We will make sure that change supports our patient-first strategy and that patients are engaged through the continued planning and implementation work” External link

cknw Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The consolidation is the right decision for any Albertan needing emergency medical care," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The organization acted to ensure the individual involved accepted responsibility, and that the victims were supported," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "a disturbing and unconscionable racist act at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie in 2016 was investigated and acted upon by Alberta Health Services" External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "The organization acted to ensure the individual involved accepted responsibility, and that the victims were supported," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are proud the new hospital will provide a wide range of health-care services in a modern setting with the latest technology,” External link

cknw Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “We are proud the new hospital will provide a wide range of health-care services in a modern setting with the latest technology,” External link

globalnews Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This decision was made in (the) interest of the health and safety of Millrise Seniors Village residents and staff and to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on site,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This decision was made in interest of the health and safety of Millrise Seniors Village residents and staff and to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on site," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Currently, AHS is able to meet patient demands within existing facilities in the Calgary zone due to strong planning and actions taken to build hospital capacity,” External link

globalnews Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This initiative was undertaken to ensure we have capacity in the Calgary Zone in the event we see a spike in COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization. I’d like to thank Sprung Structures for its generous donation that will help AHS respond to this public health emergency," External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "This initiative was undertaken to ensure we have capacity in the Calgary Zone in the event we see a spike in COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization. I’d like to thank Sprung Structures for its generous donation that will help AHS respond to this public health emergency," External link

ctvnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “I would hope that everyone wants to stay,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu says ( about Strategy ) : “Our People Strategy is paramount for us,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu says : “We’re an organization that cares for people, but now we’ve got an organization that cares for us,” “It is about the people. Without supporting the people, you can’t deliver quality health care” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Our organization embraces diversity and inclusion, and this project expands our ongoing efforts to ensure all Albertans know how to access health services and feel welcome doing so,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “When critically ill newborns can receive care closer to home, their families can stay in their community, closer to their support systems,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : "As a pediatrician, I know this will be a comforting space where children and parents can come for care without being exposed to the environment of an adult emergency room, which can face many difficult and challenging situations," External link

CBC Friday, October 4, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The generosity of our donors, whether big or small, has an impact,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 6, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “The generosity of our donors, whether big or small, has an impact,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 6, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This is going to set a new transformation in the type of care that we can provide to patients and families,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “This is going to set a new transformation in the type of care that we can provide to patients and families,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Verna Yiu said : “Albertans have told us that midwifery is a preferred option for maternal and newborn care in our province,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ceo of ahs50.00%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
president50.00%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Verna YiuEN100.00%


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