Due to the inability to secure physician coverage, the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital Emergency Department will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage for 24 hours from 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 to 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18.

During this time, nursing staff will remain on-site in the Emergency Department providing urgent triage and assessments and referrals for patients to alternate Emergency Departments in neighbouring communities.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS remains available and will be re-routed to Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (42 km).

This is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.

Depending on their needs, patients seeking care at the ED in Beaverlodge may also be made aware of services available through local pharmacies. Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.

Information provided by: Alberta Health Services

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