Coronation emergency department to close overnight

April 11, 2023

CORONATION — The Coronation Hospital and Care Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 to 7 a.m. Thursday, April 13 due to a gap in physician coverage.

This is a temporary measure and all other services at the site continue to operate as normal. Inpatient units are not affected by this closure. Nursing staff will be present at the site to provide first aid and triage patients to other facilities in surrounding communities as required.

Patients requiring emergency medical care during this time are asked to call 911. EMS will re-route to surrounding facilities, including the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor, the Hanna Health Centre and the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.

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. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.