Temporary 12-hour closure at Elk Point Emergency Department

October 15, 2022

ELK POINT — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is temporarily closing the Emergency Department at Elk Point Healthcare Centre, due to a lack of registered nursing staff and an inability to secure temporary coverage.

From 7 p.m., October 15 to 7 a.m. October 16, there will be no staff available in the Elk Point Emergency Department. Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Nurses will remain on site in Acute Care.

The ED may reopen sooner if coverage can be found.

Patient safety and care remain the highest priorities for AHS. The organization is working hard to ensure everyone will receive the care they need through its partnership with EMS and a supportive regional network of healthcare centres. 

Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7, for non-emergency, health-related questions.

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.