Due to an unexpected gap in physician coverage, the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre Emergency Department is temporarily closed, and will reopen tomorrow (July 11) at 8 a.m. 

During the temporary closure, nursing staff will remain on-site in the emergency department to provide triage and assessments to patients who present to the department.

Patients will be referred to alternative care options depending on their condition.

EMS will transport patients requiring emergency care to nearby facilities, including Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre or Drumheller Health Centre.

Other care services at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre are not impacted by the temporary closure.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is grateful for the support of staff and physicians who have helped minimize this temporary disruption as much as possible. Additionally, AHS appreciates the support of surrounding healthcare centres and would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during this time.