No physician will be on-site at the Fairview Heath Complex Emergency Department for 24 hours starting Monday morning. According to Alberta Health Services, the disruption will start at 7 a.m. on Monday, December 4th and is expected to end at 7 a.m. Tuesday, December 5th.
However, the provincial health authority will cancel the disruption if sufficient coverage is found.
Nursing staff will remain on-site to provide triage and assessments. EMS calls will be re-routed to surrounding facilities, including the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.
AHS also reminds residents they can contact 8-1-1 anytime about non-emergency health questions.