Temporary closure of Tofield Emergency Department

November 30, 2022

TOFIELD – The Tofield Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily closed overnights in December due to staffing challenges.

Beginning December 1, the ED will be closed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Patients presenting to the ED during the hours of closure will be referred to emergency departments in surrounding communities or to the local medical clinic for follow-up with a family physician, as appropriate. EMS will divert patients to facilities in Camrose or Viking for emergency care, as needed.

Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7, for non-emergency, health-related questions. Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency.

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.

AHS continues to work toward resuming regular operating hours in the New Year.

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.