This important public service announcement is for residents of the area serviced by the St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville.
Due to a recent physician vacancy in the community we are expecting to see some service disruptions to the emergency department at St. Peter’s Hospital throughout the coming weeks while we secure a physician for the community.
The SHA, Saskdocs and Emmanuel Health are working closely with the local physician group and community stakeholders on physician recruitment for Melville, including locum physicians for Emergency Department coverage. Although efforts are currently underway to recruit another physician for Melville, to date we do not have a replacement and we expect this could take several months.
We are working to secure locum coverage for anticipated disruptions in service to the emergency department over the next few weeks. Currently we have identified a gap in services for the emergency department at St. Peter’s Hospital for the following dates in September: September 9, 14, 19, 24, and 29.
It is important to note we are still trying to find locum physician coverage so we can avoid these disruptions.
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.
Regular services are still in place for admitted patients and outpatient Laboratory and X-Ray services.
We thank the community for their support and patience as we work to recruit another physician to the community.