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UPDATED: Physician coverage found, Beaverlodge Emergency Deapartment to remain open

UPDATE: Physician coverage has been found for the previously unstaffed hours of 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. at Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital.

AHS has announced the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital Emergency Department will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage from 8:00 p.m. on February 14th to 8:00 a.m. February 15th.

AHS says nursing staff will remain on-site in the E.D. to provide triage, assessments, and referrals for patients to alternate emergency departments in surrounding communities.

Residents are asked to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency and EMS calls will be rerouted to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.

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Additionally, AHS is urging residents who are seeking care at the E.D. to remain aware of services available in local pharmacies. Health Link 8-1-1 remains available 24/7 for non-emergency inquiries during the closure.

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