Temporary Emergency Department closure in Daysland extended

February 6, 2023

DAYSLAND – The Daysland Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will continue to be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to Thursday due to a temporary lack of staff coverage during those times. Weekend 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, Killam 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. 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.

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.