Staffing shortages have temporarily caused the Glenboro Health Centre's emergency department to close its doors.
According to a memo obtained by PortageOnline from Prairie Mountain Health (PMH), this closure is due to a physician staffing shortages across the country.
CEO Brian Schoonbaert said in the memo that anyone requiring Emergency Care is advised to call 911. EMS (ambulance response) will transport anyone requiring emergency care to the nearest open emergency department.
PMH also noted that they actively recruit physicians, nurses and other professional and skilled healthcare staff for the region.
There will be NO emergency department services at the #GLENBORO Health Centre for an indefinite period. The Health Centre will continue to offer scheduled treatment appointments & inpatient Transitional Care. PMH Emergency Depart. schedules visit: https://t.co/fDNBUMo0yy pic.twitter.com/UEpTtwunDP— Prairie Mountain Health (@PrairieMtHealth) February 2, 2023
For general health inquiries, area residents should call Health Links/Info Santé at 1-888-315-9257.