Broadview emergency department closed indefinitely

September 12, 2019 2:14 pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has announced that the emergency department at Broadview Union Hospital will be closed indefinitely. It had been closed temporarily.

Due to the inability to provide reliable and consistent lab/diagnostic and physician services at the Broadview Union Hospital, the Broadview Union Hospital emergency department and acute care services will remain closed for an undetermined period.

Recruitment continues for the Combined Lab X-ray Technicians (CLXT) and physicians needed to support the Broadview Union Hospital’s emergency and acute services continues but at present, the positions remain unfilled. As a result, we are unable to provide consistent coverage to the emergency department.

In a statement, the health authority said "The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) remains committed to restoring local access to all existing health care services offered in the community of Broadview once this shortage has passed."

Updates will continue to be provided periodically to the community on the status of this process and the timing for returning acute care and the emergency department in Broadview to its normal hours of operation.

During this time Physician clinic appointments will still be available in the community of Broadview and can be booked by calling 306-696-2266.

In the event of an emergency, individuals can 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.