Acute care services along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imagining appointments have resumed at the Valley Healthcare Centre; 10 days after the facility, along with the town, was evacuated due to the wildfires in the area.
According to Alberta Health Services, inpatient admissions have resumed at the healthcare centre and officials are working on bringing back acute care patients who were evacuated to other facilities back on May 16th.
According to AHS “Patients, their families, and the health facilities where they have been relocated to will be notified when arrangements are in place for their safe return to Valleyview.” There is no current timeline for when the patients will be brought back to the community.
Laboratory, diagnostic imaging appointments and walk-in x-ray services have also resumed at the facility. According to AHS, any pre-booked appointments will continue as planned, and any patients who missed appointments because of the evacuation will be contacted by AHS to reschedule. Appointments for the Outpatient Clinic have resumed as well.
Patients are being advised services may be changed or adjusted to ensure the safety of those not only receiving but also providing care.