COVID-19 Edmonton & Area Health News

Fort Sask hospital temporarily closes labour, delivery unit due to COVID-19

EDMONTON – Effective Dec. 28, the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will temporarily suspend obstetrical services as part of an Alberta Health Services (AHS) plan to increase hospital capacity provincewide for patients with COVID-19.

Pregnant patients who planned on delivering at Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will need to adjust their birth plan to deliver at the Sturgeon Community Hospital.

AHS apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause.

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital emergency department remains open for urgent and emergent care. As always, all patients requiring immediate medical care should phone 911.

Pregnant patients requiring non-emergency medical care continue to be encouraged to call their family physician or obstetrician. To speak to a nurse and receive telephone advice and health information, families can also contact Health Link 24/7 by dialing 811.