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No physician coverage in Cold Lake ER Tuesday

Cold Lake’s emergency room will be without physician coverage from 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

Alberta Health Services says this is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.

Nursing staff will remain on-site in the ED providing triage and assessments, and referrals for patients to alternate emergency rooms in nearby communities as needed.

In the press release, AHS says If coverage is found, this disruption may be canceled.

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“Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS will remain available to the community and will be rerouted to surrounding healthcare centers to ensure local residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.”

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

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