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Emergency services to re-open at Kipling Health Centre on August 18

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Kipling Memorial Health Centre will resume 24-hour emergency and inpatient services on Monday, August 18.

From now until then, emergency services will be provided from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. only, due to a shortage of nursing staff.

"This is a longer period of time than we originally understood the facility would be short-staffed," said Sun Country Health Region CEO Marga Cugnet. "At the end of June, we believed the short staffing would last until July 9. We apologize for this inconvenience to the people of Kipling and area."

Cugnet said people should always call 911 if they need an ambulance.

If they can benefit from other kinds of health care information during the hours the emergency department is closed, they can call 811 for Healthline or online at www.health.gov.sk.ca/healthline-online.

"If you are travelling to an emergency department, please travel to Moosomin Integrated Health Centre, Broadview Union Hospital, or Arcola Health Centre. That will allow you to find emergency services as soon as possible," she says.

"Sun Country Health Region is working diligently to find additional nursing staff. If we can re-open these services sooner than August 18, we will advise the public immediately."


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