Bonnyville Health Centre temporary emergency department closure

Last Updated: April 25, 2023By

Due to an unexpected physician shortage at the Bonnyville Health Centre, there will be a
temporary closure of emergency department services on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
until Friday April 28, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency.
Other local emergency departments include:

  • Cold Lake Healthcare Centre – 314 25 St, (51 kms away)
  • 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 extended staffing shortage,” says Shelly Franklin, Site
Administrator, Bonnyville Health Centre.

“We acknowledge that this temporary service reduction will cause some concern for local
residents, and we ask that you are patient with our staff during this challenging time.”
“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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