Due to the inability to secure physician coverage, the Fairview Health Complex emergency department will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage for 12 hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.
Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS will remain available to the community and will be re-routed to surrounding healthcare centres.
Nursing staff will remain on-site in the emergency department providing triage, assessments, and referrals for patients to alternate emergency departments in surrounding communities, as needed.
Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.
If coverage is found, disruptions may be cancelled. 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.