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Pincher Creek Emergency Department to temporarily and intermintently close from July 26-Aug. 2

Posted on 26 July 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

Alberta Health Services

 Due to a lack of physician coverage, the Pincher Creek Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily closed on the following upcoming days and times.  

  • Closed at 4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 26 and reopening at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27 
  • Closed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28 and reopening at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30 
  • Closed overnight from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on July 31 
  • Closed overnight from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on August 2   

AHS continues to make every effort to find coverage for these times.  

During the temporary closure periods, nursing staff will remain on-site to provide care for inpatients and physician support will be available by phone. 

AHS is working hard to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.  

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS services are prepared to respond to emergency events and support inter-facility transfers to neighbouring sites. Patients seeking care can access emergency services at the Cardston Health Centre, Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, Fort Macleod Health Centre or Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. 

Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions. Individuals requiring non-emergency medical care are also encouraged to call their family physician. 

We are thankful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff and would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during this time. 

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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