Pine Falls Emergency Department – Reinstatement of services at 8 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2023
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority is now at a point that we can resume emergency departmentservice effective 8 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2023. Pine Falls Health Complex’s emergency departmentservice has been suspended for months due to a shortage of qualified/experienced ED nurses. The national, provincial and regional health care professional staff shortage remains a critical service challenge across all programs.
The work to stabilize the health complex’s emergency department staffing continues. There are periodic gaps in staffing coverage that we continue to pursue every option to fill. While these staffing efforts are top priority and we are doing our best, we may not be able to commit to fill every staffing schedule gap.
The target schedule upon reopening is for 7 days per week, 24 hour/day service. When we cannot fill a staffing vacancy, we will place the emergency departmenton diversion for the safety of the patients served.
To find emergency department schedules for hospitals in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, including Pine Falls Health Complex, please visit ierha.ca and click on the “Emergency Dept. Schedules” button on the top right of the page. As an alternative, you can also listen to a recording of emergency department status by calling 1-866-267-5818. In the event that you experience a diversion at Pine Falls Health Complex emergency department, please visit the nearest open emergency department.
Starting Monday, January 16, 2023, the Pine Falls Primary Care Clinic is open Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The services of the extended hours/after regular hours primary care clinic conclude with the re-opening of the emergency department, as care providers will now be working in the emergency department. If your care needs do not require emergency care, please come and see us in the primary care clinic. Please call 204- 367-2278 for an appointment.
As always, in the event of a medical emergency, please call 911 or your local number for health emergencies. Interlake-Eastern RHA has advised our partners at Shared Health Emergency Response Services of the date for the re-opening of the emergency department.
We will work to advise the public as quickly as possible of any changes in emergency department service at Pine Falls Health Complex. Please like us on Facebook and monitor our emergency department status webpage or call 1-866-267-5818.
We remain committed to the long-term, stable delivery of emergency department services in Pine Falls Health Complex to address the needs of communities served.