No physician coverage in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre ED for 24-hour period

January 11, 2022

McLENNAN — The Sacred Heart Community Health Centre emergency department (ED) will be without on site physician coverage for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12.

Regular operations will resume Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 a.m.

AHS is working to ensure residents continue to have access to the care they need. Nursing staff will remain on site providing care for inpatients, with one local physician in the community. Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS calls will be re-routed to High Prairie Health Complex, 50 km away.

Depending on their needs, patients seeking care at the ED in McLennan 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 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.