Surgeries and obstetrical services are expected to resume at Bonnyville Health Centre on May 25, 2022 based on current information.
The facility’s operating rooms were temporarily closed and obstetrical services were diverted to surrounding communities last week due to damage caused by a water leak.
Other service areas, including the emergency department, remain open at Bonnyville Health Centre. The South Lakeside parking lot is currently closed off for contractor activities, however visitors may park near the emergency department entrance and ambulance hall.
“We would like to thank the community for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused,” says Shelly Franklin, Site Administrator, Bonnyville Health Centre.
“We are grateful to the teams from Covenant Health and AHS, as well as to our contractors, who have stepped up to restore our operating rooms. Our top priority is patient safety. We are working to reopen our operating rooms as quickly as possible.”
Alberta Health Services has taken steps to ensure operating rooms and obstetrical teams in surrounding communities are prepared for increased demand stemming from the Bonnyville Health Centre operating room shutdown.