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Move into new High Prairie Health Complex accelerated

April 6, 2017

HIGH PRAIRIE – The move into the new High Prairie Health Complex has been accelerated due to unexpected power outages at the old hospital site. 

The Emergency Department at the new facility (5101 - 38 Street) opened to the public at 10:00 p.m. this evening, Thursday, April 6. The Emergency Department at the old hospital site (4620 - 53 Avenue) is now closed. 

Some staff will remain at the Emergency Department of the old facility overnight in case of emergency.

Continuing care residents have also been moved into the new facility. All hospital inpatients will be transferred from the old facility to the new Health Complex tomorrow, Friday, April 7, and the acute care units at the old hospital will then be closed. 

Power outages at the old High Prairie Health Complex over the past two days prompted the accelerated move into the new facility.

Lab services will remain at the old hospital site until early next week. The Community Health and Wellness Clinic and the High Prairie Medical Clinic will continue to provide primary care services in their usual location. The private pharmacy at the old hospital site will also continue to operate at the old facility until further notice.

We will provide further updates as more information becomes available. For more information about the new High Prairie Health Complex, visit www.ahs.ca/hp.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Sara Blake
AHS Communications
780-512-6093