The Grimshaw/Berwyn and District Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily closed for a number of 12-hour overnight periods beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7 due to a shortage of registered nursing staff and an inability to secure coverage.

The ED remains open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Closures between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. will occur on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7
  • Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Friday, Sept. 9 to Thursday, Sept. 15 (inclusive)

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

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS will be re-routed to alternate healthcare sites. Healthcare facilities in surrounding communities include the Peace River Community Health Centre (25 km), Fairview Health Complex (58 km), Manning Community Health Centre (83 km), the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in McLennan (100 km), or the Central Peace Health Complex in Spirit River (112 km).

For non-emergency health-related questions, residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available on a 24/7 basis.

We are thankful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff and would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during this time.

Information provided by Alberta Health Services