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SHC resumes pediatrician-provided emergency services

June 29, 2020

CALGARY – Pediatrician-provided emergency services at the South Health Campus (SHC) resume today for patients under 18 years of age.

These services — temporarily suspended in March as part of ongoing pandemic planning in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS) — will be offered during the evenings, seven days a week, at the southeast hospital.

Dedicated pediatric emergency department beds and pediatrician-provided emergency services for any child under 18 years of age will also continue to be offered at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As always, all emergency departments in the Calgary Zone continue to accept both adult and pediatric patients. Hospitals remain a safe place to receive emergency care during the pandemic.

Families with pediatric family members requiring non-emergency medical care continue to be encouraged to call their family physician. To speak to a nurse and receive telephone advice and health information, families can also contact Health Link 24/7 by dialing 811. All patients with potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately phone 911.

AHS would like to express gratitude to patients and families for their support and patience throughout this temporary service suspension.

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:

Janet Mezzarobba
AHS Communications
587-891-7395