Temporary Emergency Department closure in Daysland extended

December 2, 2022

DAYSLAND — The Daysland Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will continue to be without overnight on-site physician coverage Monday to Thursday through December.

The ED will be closed from 10 p.m to 7 a.m. Monday to Thursday due to a lack of physician coverage during those times. Weekend physician coverage for the ED remains in place.

The ED will continue to be open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 24 hours a day Friday through Sunday.

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 Killam 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. In case of a medical emergency, please call 911.

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. We continue to work toward resuming regular operating hours.

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.