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No doctor in Beaverlodge emergency department Sunday night

Once again, the emergency department at the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital will be without a doctor. Alberta Health Services says there will be no physician coverage from 8 a.m. Sunday, August 14th until 8 a.m. Monday, August 15th.

During that time, EMS calls will be rerouted to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital or the Central Peace Health Complex in Spirit River. Nursing staff will be on-site to provide triage and assessments.

The hospital has dealt with physician shortages the entire past week, with a lack of coverage in the emergency department Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. AHS says it is working to ensure local residents have access to the care they need during this time.

Residents are urged to call 9-1-1 in a medical emergency and 8-1-1 for non-emergency health-related questions.

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