Media Advisory - Construction Complete on Alberta's First Hospice for
Children

Rotary/Flames House set to open in November

CALGARY, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - On Friday, October 2, 2009, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will host an Open House and "House Warming" Celebration for Rotary/Flames House - the first hospice for children in this province. The facility is only the sixth of its kind in North America and will help families caring for children with progressive and life-threatening illnesses.

Hundreds of families in Alberta will benefit from respite and hospice care provided by Rotary/Flames House. Representatives from the Province of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will celebrate the completion of this important facility.

    
    Event participants will include:

    -   the Honourable Ron Liepert, Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness
    -   Ken Hughes, Alberta Health Services Board Chair
    -   Jim Truesdale, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Board Chair
    -   Ken King, President and CEO of the Calgary Flames
    -   a family involved in the design and planning of Rotary/Flames House

    What:  Open House for Rotary/Flames House
    Where: Alberta Children's Hospital site - northeast corner
           2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W.
           NOTE: Media Parking is available in front of Rotary/Flames House.
    When:  Friday, October 2, 2009
    Time:  8:30 to 10 a.m. - Media tours
           10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Program
           11:15 to Noon - Media interviews with family and speakers

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    Special Note:

    We are very fortunate to be joined at this event by the Patterson family
    who has graciously agreed to share their personal story of caring for
    their terminally ill daughter. We would ask that this event and in
    particular, this courageous family, be approached with an added degree of
    sensitivity.
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SOURCE Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

For further information: For further information: Belinda Lamb, VP Communications, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, (403) 955-8821, blamb@achf.com; Bruce Conway, Media Relations, Alberta Health Services, (403) 943-1212

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