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Elk Point ED closes temporarily

The Emergency Department at Elk Point Healthcare Centre will see a temporary closure due to a lack of registered nursing staff and an inability to secure temporary coverage.

The ED will be closed from August 17, 7:00 p.m. to August 18, 7:00 a.m. Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Nurses will remain on site in Acute Care.

Some nurses will remain on site in Acute Care.

The ED may reopen sooner if coverage can be found.

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AHS says they are working hard to ensure everyone will receive the care they need through its partnership with EMS and a supportive regional network of healthcare centers.

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