On Wednesday evening, a water leak was discovered at the Bonnyville Health Centre. As a result of water damage, the operating rooms are currently closed for remediation.
The emergency department remains open for walk-ins, however obstetrical care is currently being diverted to hospitals in neighbouring communities.
The operating rooms will remain closed while damage is assessed, repaired and deemed safe for patient care to resume. Reopening timelines are expected to be confirmed in the coming days.
Alberta Health Services has taken steps to ensure other operating rooms are prepared for increased demand stemming from the Bonnyville Health Centre operating room shutdown.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this may cause you.