Temporary closure of Tofield Emergency Department extended

December 29, 2022

TOFIELD – The Tofield Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will remain temporarily closed overnights until February 2023 due to staffing challenges.

The ED will continue to 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.

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.