A reminder to residents that the Emergency/Out-Patient Department is open daily (including weekends and statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Physician is on-call for emergency services.

Please note that residents requiring access to Emergency Services after 8:00 p.m. are reminded to attend Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre, St. Joseph’s General Hospital (Vegreville) or another community hospital which offers 24-hour Out-Patient/Emergency Services.

Notwithstanding the above, if you or an Ambulance should visit the Emergency Department after 8:00 p.m. because of a life-threatening emergency, a Nurse will assess your condition and will provide advice about treatment options, or request the presence of the Physician on-call for immediate treatment if required and deemed necessary.

Ambulance and other emergency vehicle traffic can access the Emergency Department on the West side of the Main Entrance via 52nd Avenue and North on 54th Street.

The Emergency Department is also utilized as an Outpatient/ Ambulatory Care Department.  This may include dressing changes, follow up to surgical procedures, minor excisions, intravenous therapy or treatments, etc.  A reminder though is that this department operates on an emergent basis and emergency visits will take priority. The nurse will assess patients on that basis, continue to monitor and determine the priority of each case.