Swan Hills Emergency Department to close overnight

May 6, 2022

SWAN HILLS — The Swan Hills Healthcare Centre emergency department (ED) will be closed and unavailable to patients between 7 p.m Saturday, May 7 and 7 a.m. Sunday, May 8. This is due to nursing staff vacancies and an inability to secure locum coverage.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency during this time. EMS calls will be re-routed to Westlock Healthcare Centre (118 km away), Whitecourt Healthcare Centre (80 km away) and Slave Lake Healthcare Centre (116 km away.)

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 continuous support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff, and thanks the community for its 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.