Please be advised that a temporary disruption to obstetrical services at the Meadow Lake Hospital will commence effective immediately due to staffing shortages. Obstetrical services at the Meadow Lake Hospital will resume at 7 a.m. on November 12, 2020.
During the disruption, patients requiring obstetrical services will be screened for COVID-19. Patients who screen negative will be recommended to delivery in North Battleford. Obstetrical patients screening COVID positive will be recommended to deliver in Lloydminster Hospital or the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Following regular care standards, high-risk patients will continue to be referred to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon.
We ask for our maternal care patients to discuss their options with their Family or Obstetrical Providers. It is important to ensure a smooth transition for each patient to a new Family or Obstetrical Provider should you deliver within this period. Additional travel time should be a consideration in your plans.
In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. Non-urgent health-related questions should be directed to HealthLine by calling 8-1-1.
We thank the community for their understanding and patience during this time.