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McLennan emergency department to go without doctor for 24 hours

There will be no doctor in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre emergency department in McLennan from 7 a.m. Tuesday February 8th, until 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 9th.

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.

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