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Temporary disruption to Redvers Health Centre due to physician shortage

Temporary service changes will be in effect starting Monday, May 8.
Redvers Health Centre

REDVERS — Friday morning, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) advised residents of Redvers and area of an upcoming temporary services disruption to inpatient and emergency room services at the Redvers Health Centre.

Effective Monday, May 8, emergency and acute care services will only be available Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. No emergency and acute care services will be available on weekends and after 8 p.m. on weekdays.

This service disruption is due to a physician shortage and will remain in effect until adequate staff and physicians have been recruited to allow for safe and sustainable emergency care. Two full-time equivalent positions have been posted and recruitment is underway.

In the event of an emergency, the public is advised to call 911 and an ambulance will be dispatched to provide assistance. Ambulance wait times vary by location depending on staff availability and volume of calls at any point in time.

Non-urgent health-related questions should be directed to HealthLine by calling 811.

Emergency services are available at the following locations: the Arcola Health Centre, Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow, the Southeast Integrated Care Centre in Moosomin and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan.

In the interim, the SHA says it will work to stabilize emergency room services in Redvers through locum physician coverage, as available, while recruitment continues.