Swan Hills Healthcare Centre evacuated and temporarily closed

May 16, 2023

SWAN HILLS — To ensure the safety of all patients and staff, the Swan Hills Healthcare Centre is temporarily closed due to wildfire activity in the area.

On May 15, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and our EMS partners safely evacuated the patients from the Swan Hills Healthcare Centre in response to an evacuation alert issued due to the current wildfire risk. Patients are being cared for in care facilities in Edmonton Zone.

The Swan Hills Healthcare Centre will remain closed until it is safe to reopen. If you have an emergency, please call 911. EMS resources remain in the area to provide support to those who need.

All appointments with laboratory services, diagnostic imaging, mental health and public health in Swan Hills are postponed at this time. Clients will be contacted directly by AHS to be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.