Obstetrics disruption in Bonnyville Aug.11-13

Due to an unexpected obstetric physician shortage at the Bonnyville Health Centre, there will be a temporary closure of the obstetric department services Friday, August 11, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. 

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. 

Other local obstetric departments include:

  • Cold Lake Healthcare Centre – 314 25 St, (51 kms away) or
  • St. Therese – St Paul Healthcare Centre – 4713 48 Ave (67 km away). 

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

Other service areas remain open at Bonnyville Health Centre. 

“We would like to thank the community for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we navigate this obstetrical physician staffing shortage,” says Shelly Franklin, Site Administrator, Bonnyville Health Centre, in a press release. 

“We are grateful to the teams from Covenant Health and AHS, who are working tirelessly to find solutions to staffing shortages in the North Zone.”

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