While crews remain hard at work to get the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre up and running, the date for full service is still being pushed back.
Originally slated for June 15, the new date for complete functionality of the NLHRC is June 21 according to Premier Rachel Notley and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karen Grimsrud. She said that the services offered will be an expansion in capacity to what is currently being operated at the urgent care centre out of the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre at Keyano College.
The CMO is recommending that people who fall under the following categories wait until the hospital is fully operational:
-those with chronic illnesses
-those who require regular medical care
-those who have recently been discharged from hospital
-those who have had a recent transplant
-women who are more than 36 weeks pregnant
Grimsrud added that those who are using mental health supports like counselling on a regular basis also shouldn’t be returning immediately.