The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region issues advisories about public health concerns, facility disruptions or visitor restrictions due to illness outbreaks.
CODE BURGUNDY: April 10, 2017 & CODE ORANGE (INFLUX OF PATIENTS): April 10, 2017
The Victoria Hospital is currently overcapacity on inpatient units. One of the results of overcapacity is that the Emergency Department is currently very busy. Emergency Department staff will respond to patients with life-threatening or serious health concerns first.
The Victoria Hospital is also experiencing a large influx of patient into the Emergency Department. Emergency Department staff will respond to patients with life-threatening or serious health concerns first.
The Victoria Hospital Emergency Department is committed to the best quality of care for all patients. However, if you come to an Emergency Department with a non-emergency or non-urgent health care concern, you may have to wait before your condition is treated.
Individuals with a non-urgent concern may want to consider contacting their family physicians, or attending one of the walk-in clinics in Prince Albert.
If you have questions about a health concern, you can also contact the HealthLine at 811, or online at www.healthlineonline.ca.
There are currently no outbreaks at Prince Albert Parkland RHA facilities.
The Health Region reminds the public that proper hand hygiene reduces the risk of getting or spreading illnesses. Visitors to any health care facility are asked to perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the facility. Anyone who is ill is also asked to not visit any health care facility, whether it is on outbreak status or not.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016: Parkland Integrated Health Centre - bed reduction
A shortage of Registered Nurses is resulting in a decision to reduce inpatient capacity by five beds at the Parkland Integrated Health Centre in Shellbrook. See news release
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