For years, Albertans have been able to go online and see health and safety inspection records for restaurants in their community.
Albertans are now able to search and view public health inspection reports for public pools on ahs.ca/inspections, and will soon be able to do the same for personal services and childcare facilities.
This additional information will support Albertans in making health and wellness decisions for themselves and their families.
Albertans have had access to food facility inspection reports online since 2008. While pool, personal service and childcare facilities have always been inspected and reports available upon request, AHS has not previously posted the reports online. New pool facility inspection reports are being posted and accessible online starting today; personal services facility inspection reports on April 3; childcare facility inspection reports on May 1.
“AHS works with all restaurant, pool, personal service and childcare operators to ensure the facilities are safe and support the health of Albertans,” says Mark Fehr, Executive Director for Safe Healthy Environments with Alberta Health Services (AHS). “By enhancing online access to a broader range of public health inspection reports, this initiative will help Albertans make additional informed choices for themselves and their families.”
Posting of the reports is happening in stages to align with capacity to conduct internal audits of information system and to respond to questions that might come from industry representatives.
“AHS has been working with these businesses to ensure they have the resources and information they need before we start posting reports publicly online,” says Dr. Kathryn Koliaska, Medical Officer of Health, Safe and Health Environments, AHS. “This includes online engagement sessions with impacted businesses and associations, as well as educational resources and access to inspectors for discussions.”
Visit ahs.ca/eph for more information on the environmental health teams supporting our communities. Albertans are also encouraged to visit ahs.ca/inspections to ensure they have information they need before choosing or visiting a service provider.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.