Butterdome a part of Alternate Care Centre contingency plan

Today, Alberta Health Services announced the University Pavilion (Butterdome) could be used as an Alternate Care Centre if needed.

16 December 2020

Posted: December 16, 6:00 p.m.

The University of Alberta is supporting Alberta Health Services as the province prepares to increase our health system capacity. As part of her daily update today, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw shared plans to set up an Alternate Care Centre at the Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome) on our North Campus as part of contingency efforts.

Over the next few weeks U of A staff will work together with AHS partners to transform the Butterdome into a temporary facility for Albertans with less intensive health needs and a short stay of usually 72 hours or less. If it is needed, the Alternate Care Centre could open an additional 100 inpatient beds as early as January. 

The U of A is proud to be able to contribute to the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Our campuses are currently under temporary safety measures, with only critical services staff on site.

Read more: U of A’s Butterdome to serve as AHS alternate care centre (Folio)