The Emergency Department at the Victoria Hospital returned to normal operations late Tuesday (Nov. 8th) evening following a temporary disruption caused by the discovery of bed bugs in the department.
Part of Emergency Department was unavailable until they were treated and cleared of bed bugs. Some patients were temporarily relocated to other units within the Victoria Hospital.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE ISSUED NOV 8/16: Discovery of bed bugs is causing disruptions at the Victoria Hospital Emergency Department.
The discovery of bed bugs in two areas of the Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department is causing disruptions in services.
Two of the areas within the Emergency Department will be unavailable until they are thoroughly cleaned and no more evidence of bed bugs is found. Some patients may be relocated to other units within the Victoria Hospital.
It is expected that it will takes several hours to clean the areas and ensure that there are no bed bugs remaining. This disruption may lead to some longer wait times in Emergency Department, particular for less urgent care.
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
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
Doug Dahl, Communication Officer
306-765-6409 or 306-961-6217