Temporary Disruption to Preeceville Emergency Services
Please be advised of the temporary disruption to emergency services at the Preeceville & District Health Centre effective 8 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2021 until further notice. Emergency services will NOT be available at the facility during this time.
Due to increased COVID – 19 activity in Saskatchewan and the resulting increase in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity and patient acuity in Yorkton, realignment of health services to support patient care is required.
Primary care, lab, x-ray, and long term care services in Preeceville will not be affected.
In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1 or visit the emergency department in Canora, Kelvington, or Kamsack Non-urgent health related questions can be directed to the provincial HealthLine by calling 8-1-1.
Service disruptions can be found on the service alerts page of the Saskatchewan Health Authority website.
With the recent surge in cases, the SHA is reminding the public that all residents can help the health system meet the demand created by the COVID-19 virus. Please help us stop the spread of the virus – protect yourself today!
At this time, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is not determined by age but by immunization status. The data is clear that the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from serious illness and death is to be fully immunized.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) strongly encourages all Saskatchewan residents 12 years of age and older to be immunized with both doses. COVID -19 variants are continuing to develop and spread, and are more transmissible than the initial COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are proving to be effective in protecting individuals from serious illness against these variants, and high vaccination rates in our province will help curb the spread.
Visit a participating pharmacy in your neighborhood or one of our pop-up clinics to be immunized.
It is important to note the following:
- COVID-19 is transmitted through coughing and sneezing (aerosol and droplet transmission), and by touching surfaces with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
- Memorize and recognize the symptoms: fever, cough, headache, muscle and/or joint aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children), loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. Stay home if you have symptoms and monitor yourself.
- Get tested: Learn more about testing and regularly take the online self-assessment at Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. Call HealthLine 811 or your physician for a referral.
- Care for yourself and others: Anyone at any age can contract COVID-19. Be kind to each other and to health-care workers.
- Download the COVID-19 Alert app: The Health Canada COVID Alert app is available to all Saskatchewan residents at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store. The app is another tool available to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by letting people know of possible exposures without sharing any personal information. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Apps webpage.