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Northern Lights Regional Health Centre open and operational

FORT McMURRAY- The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray remains open and fully operational at this time, while the area remains under a special air quality statement as a result of smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta.

Patients and clients currently receiving care at the facility are safe, and healthcare services are continuing as normal.

Our air management systems ensure that patients and staff at the hospital are protected; however, every opportunity to reduce risk of additional smoke in the patient environment is important.

As such, in order to prevent smoky air from entering the facility, AHS is currently encouraging visitors to limit their visits to patients and residents being cared for at the hospital at this time.

Additionally, those who do need to visit the facility are asked to enter through the Emergency Department doors.

Again, these measures are additional precautions, aimed at ensuring that the air inside the facility experiences limited impact from the wildfire smoke outside.

During this air quality statement, individuals are advised to take precautions to reduce exposure and risk. For more information, visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Logan Clow
AHS Communications
780-833-3618