Emergency hours temporarily decreased at Biggar health centre

The Biggar and District Health Centre’s Emergency Department hours of operation are being temporarily adapted to account for available physician resources over the coming months.

Effective August 21, 2019 there will be no emergency department services from Wednesday at 8 a.m. until Friday at 8 a.m. of each week. All other services at the Biggar and District Health Centre are unaffected by this change.

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The SHA is working closely with the local physician group and community stakeholders on physician recruitment for Biggar, including locum physicians for Emergency Department coverage. Updates will be provided periodically to the community on the status of this process and the timing for returning the Emergency Department in Biggar to its normal hours of operation.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911. EMS will be dispatched to respond.  EMS will assess the patient, initiate treatments and transport to the most appropriate facility to provide further care for the patient’s illness/injury.

If residents have questions in regards to their health, medical advice can be provided by calling 811 to reach the Saskatchewan HealthLine toll-free 24hrs/day.

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