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Beaverlodge ED without physician coverage overnight Wednesday

Due to a lack of physician coverage, the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital Emergency Department will be without physician coverage for 12 hours starting Wednesday September 27th at 7 p.m.

According to Alberta Health Services, nursing staff will be on-site in the emergency department during the closure, doing urgent triage, assessments and providing referrals to other emergency departments in the region. All EMS calls are being rerouted to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, 42 kilometres away.

The provincial health authority is also reminding residents that some services can be provided by their local pharmacies and to call Health Link at 811 anytime with all non-emergency medical questions.

The emergency department is scheduled to re-open at 7 a.m. Thursday, September 28th

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