Acute and Long Term Care

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Acute and Long Term Care

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        The function of the Acute and Long Term Care Division was to provide global funding to 124 acute care hospitals and 137 long term care facilities, and to plan, develop, and fund programs delivered by hospitals, long-term care facilities, and emergency health services. Established in 1992 from a predecessor body, it was replaced in 1994 in a major departmental reorganization resulting from a major shift in governmental philosophy regarding the delivery of health care to Albertans. The Division during its short life was responsible to administer a number of acts and regulations, the most significant of which was the Hospitals Act. Divisional predecessors were known as: Hospitals Branch (1922-1927); Hospitals, Charity and Relief Branch (1927-1930); Hospitals Division (1930-1946); Hospital and Medical Services Division (1947-1956), Hospitals Division (1956-67), Hospital Services Section (1967-1971), Hospital Services Commission (1971-1978), Hospital Planning and Operations Division (1979), and lastly, the Hospital Services Division (1979-1992). In its final year of operation (1993) the Acute and Long Term Care Division was composed of four main branches: Hospital Services Branch, Long Term Care Branch, Specialty Services Branch, and Emergency Health Services Branch.


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