Beaverlodge Emergency Department temporarily without physician coverage for 24 hours

August 9, 2022

BEAVERLODGE — Due to an unexpected inability to secure physician coverage, the Emergency Department at the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital will temporarily be without on-site physician coverage for 24 hours from 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 10.

AHS is working to ensure residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time. Physician coverage in the Emergency Department will resume Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.

Nursing staff will remain on-site in the Emergency Department providing triage and assessments and referring patients to healthcare facilities in surrounding communities as needed.

This is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure local 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 will be re-routed to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (42km) or the Central Peace Health Complex in Spirit River (100km).

Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.

We are thankful 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.