According to Alberta Health Services, due to the current capacity challenges in the province's healthcare facilities brought on by a surge in respiratory illnesses, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health will not be identifying or announcing this year’s New Year’s babies.
"We hope to resume this practice in 2024. While we understand that this is a traditional news event, it is simply not possible to invite media into our facilities at this time, or facilitate media interviews. In addition, our labour and delivery teams are extremely busy and priority must be given to patient care," a press release from AHS stated.
AHS, did, however, congratulate families on their new additions.
"We welcome these brand-new Albertans to the world," the release concluded.