Central Alberta News

Elk Point Emergency Department closed temporarily

ELK POINT — The Healthcare Centre Emergency Department (ED) in Elk Poin was temporarily closed from January 28, 2021 at 8 a.m. to Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8 a.m. as it was without on-site physician coverage.

This was a temporary measure. Nursing staff remained on-site in the ED providing triage and assessments, and referrals for patients to alternate EDs in surrounding communities as needed.

Patients were asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS calls were re-routed to St. Therese – St. Paul Healthcare Centre in St. Paul (35 km).

Health Link at 811 is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.