The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is taking a big step towards being fully operational again on Monday.
Alberta Health Services says the facility will be able to offer a variety of additional services come June 13. This includes:
- Intensive Care Unit
- Medical & Surgical Inpatient Care
- Inpatient psychiatry services
These services are in addition to the emergency room, laboratory, and diagnostics department which were activated on June 1.
The hospital is also still on track for a full re-opening on June 21, when options like long-term and ambulatory care will return.
“The commitment and professionalism of our staff has been overwhelming,” said Senior Operating Director David Matear. “That’s the only way we’re able to provide these services as quickly as we have.”
Matear said that until the 21st the services available will be at reduced capacity, with approximately half of the bed spaces in each department available.
With more services returning, the urgent care centre outside of the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre at Keyano will become the “Fort McMurray Medical Clinic” on Saturday. The clinic will be hosting doctors and nurses who can provide primary care, family medicine, and home care, and will be operating daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The clinic will continue to run until at least June 30.