No overnight physician coverage in Barrhead Healthcare Centre ED on Nov. 30

November 30, 2021

BARRHEAD — The Barrhead Healthcare Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage for 12 hours starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

AHS is working to ensure residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS calls will be re-routed to the Westlock Healthcare Centre (40 km away) or Whitecourt Healthcare Centre (100 km away).

Depending on their needs, patients seeking care at the ED in Barrhead may also be made aware of services available through local pharmacies. 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 thanks 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.