Emergency department at McLennan Sacred Heart periodically closing July 17-19

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There will be no physician coverage at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre emergency department July 17-19.

Alberta Health Services made the announcement July 16. No reason was disclosed for the disruption of service.

Specifically, the emergency department will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage Saturday, July 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, to 7 a.m. on Monday, July 19.

AHS says “this is a temporary measure and AHS is working to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.”

Nursing staff will remain on-site in providing care for inpatients, with one local physician in the community.


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