Parks also says Medicine Hat is closer to the reality of having critical triage health care.
He says there have already been cases of critical triage COVID care in Alberta, in which health care staff have had to decide who will receive a more effective level of health care.
As an example, he says it could mean deciding which patient is placed on a ventilator.
Parks also says the number of COVID-related patients is rising daily at the Medicine Hat emergency room, with five-to-six being seen per shift.
“This is only the start of the wave so we’re really concerned