ALBERTON – Emergency services are being disrupted for nearly half the month of January at Western Hospital in Alberton because of a physician shortage.
Western Hospital’s emergency department will be closed overnight for 11 nights beginning tomorrow, Jan. 4
The emergency department will only operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed overnight) on the following days: Jan. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 29.
Now on Jan. 13 the emergency department at Western Hospital will be shutdown for a full 24 hour period from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. the next morning.
West Prince residents with urgent medical needs should call 9-1-1 or seek emergency services at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.
In non-urgent situations, all Islanders are encouraged to visit their family physician’s office or a walk-in clinic. Locations and hours for walk-in clinics are available at www.healthpei.ca/walkinclinics.