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Spirit River ER to go without physician coverage starting Friday

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The Central Peace Health Complex in Spirit River will be without physician coverage in the emergency room starting from 6 p.m. on Friday until 10 a.m. on Saturday, as well as from 6 p.m. on Saturday until 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday the overnight closure will go from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Monday.

Nursing staff will be on-site providing triage and other assessments, plus refer patients to other facilities as needed. If there is an emergency while the local ER is closed, people should still call 911.

During the closure, emergency calls will be re-routed to surrounding facilities, such as Fairview Health Complex, Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital, or Valleyview Health Centre.

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