Coronation emergency department and acute care to close temporarily

Coronation Hospital/AHS
Written by ECA Review

Due to a gap in physician coverage, the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily closed, from 8 a.m. Mon. Oct. 23 to noon Friday, Oct. 27, and from 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 to noon on Friday, Nov. 3.

This is a temporary measure. Nursing staff will be present at the site to provide first aid and triage patients to other facilities in surrounding communities as required.

Patients requiring emergency medical care during this time are asked to call 911. EMS will re-route to surrounding facilities, including the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor, the Hanna Health Centre and the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.

Acute Care
As well, Acute Care services at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre will be closed from 8 a.m. Mon. Oct. 23 to noon Fri. Nov. 3, inclusive. This is also due to a gap in physician coverage.

Patients who present to the Emergency Department during the Acute Care closure and require admission will be transferred to alternate sites.

Effects on Long Term Care will be minimized, and residents will be able to remain in place unless emergency or acute care is required.

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

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.

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