Consort Hospital and Care Centre emergency department is temporarily without on-site physician coverage, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed)

Consort Hospital and Care Centre emergency department is temporarily without on-site physician coverage, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed)

Consort without ER doctor this weekend

Doctor coverage to be restored July 5

Consort Hospital and Care Centre emergency department is temporarily without on-site physician coverage, says Alberta Health Services.

The department has been without a doctor the week of June 28, but coverage will resume on July 5 at 9 a.m.

In a statement, AHS said it was working to ensure local residents continued to have access to the care they need. Nursing staff remained on-site in the emergency department providing triage and assessments, and referrals for patients to alternate emergency departments in surrounding communities as needed.

Long-term care and community support beds are not impacted by the disruption.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS will transport patients requiring emergency care to nearby facilities, including Coronation Hospital and Care Centre about 50 km away.

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

AHS said it was grateful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff, and thanked the community for its patience and understanding.



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