There will be no doctor in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre emergency department in McLennan from 7 a.m. December 31st to 7 a.m. on January 4th.
Nursing staff will remain on-site to provide inpatient care, along with one local physician in the community. When there isn’t a doctor at Sacred Heart, EMS calls will be rerouted to the High Prairie Health Complex 50 kilometres away. Residents should call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.
Alberta Health Services says patients seeking care at the ED in McLennan may also be made aware of services available through local pharmacies, depending on their needs.