• Quality Forum 2017

David Matear: Health Care Response in the Fort McMurray Wildfires – Managing the Beast


At Quality Forum 2017, David Matear, Senior Operating Director of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre and Fort McMurray Area for Alberta Health Services, shared the story of how health care teams responded to the devastating wildfire that began on May 1, 2016.

The residents of Fort McMurray were forced to evacuate and leave behind their homes when the wildfire tore through the city. Alberta Health Services staff at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre stayed the course and, despite their own personal circumstances, courageously and selflessly saw to it that every patient at the hospital was safely evacuated and cared for.

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