Sherri Gallant -- Senior Communications Advisor - AHS South Zone

Penny Craig smiles while reading about her late brother Peter Craig in the Fort Macleod Gazette
Penny Craig smiles while reading about her late brother Peter Craig in the Fort Macleod Gazette Sherri Gallant

Death with dignity - Pete got his wish

By Sherri Gallant -- Senior Communications Advisor - AHS South Zone
March 16, 2019 - 12:00am

LETHBRIDGE -- On the morning of the day Peter (‘Pete’) Craig chose to die, the comings and goings of family and friends warmed his heart and home. They sat with him in his room, reminisced and said their last goodbyes. And, of course, there were tears. Lots of tears.

Dr. Dionne Walsh, Physician Lead for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) for South Zone of Alberta Health Services
Dr. Dionne Walsh, Physician Lead for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) for South Zone of Alberta Health Services Sherri Gallant

MAID Medical lead - helping families through life’s final journey

By Sherri Gallant -- Senior Communications Advisor - AHS South Zone
March 14, 2019 - 11:23pm

LETHBRIDGE --  Dr. Dionne Walsh had always wanted to be a family doctor, but her Lethbridge practice took an unexpected turn after about seven years.

Registered Nurse Rachel McGean helps patients navigate the considerations involved with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) across South Zone for Alberta Health Services
Registered Nurse Rachel McGean helps patients navigate the considerations involved with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) across South Zone for Alberta Health Services Sherri Gallant - AHS

Making peace with mortality - delving into Medical Assistance in Dying

By Sherri Gallant -- Senior Communications Advisor - AHS South Zone
March 12, 2019 - 8:04pm

LETHBRIDGE --  Many patients are very close to death already by the time they start looking for information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).

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What is Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)?

By Sherri Gallant -- Senior Communications Advisor - AHS South Zone
March 11, 2019 - 8:08pm Updated: March 16, 2019 - 10:03am

LETHBRIDGE -- End-of-life choices are important, sensitive and emotional.  MAID is a healthcare option available to Albertans at the end of life.  It allows a capable adult suffering from a grievous and irremediable medical condition to voluntarily request medicine that will brin