June 20, 2022
TWO HILLS – The Two Hills Emergency Department (ED) is temporarily without overnight on-site physician coverage Mondays through Thursdays for the next month.
As a result, the ED will be closed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, starting June 20 and ending on Thursday, July 21. Weekend ED coverage using locum physicians for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays is in place.
AHS is working to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time. Patients who arrive at the site will be seen by a Registered Nurse, who will provide first aid or call EMS as required.
Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. During this time, EMS will transport patients requiring emergency care to nearby facilities, including St. Therese Healthcare Centre in St. Paul and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vegreville.
Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency, health-related questions.
Long-term care, acute care and rehabilitation beds are not impacted.
AHS is grateful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff, and would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during this time.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.