A public service announcement on behalf of Southern Health-Santé Sud
Dear Residents of Morris and surrounding area:
UPDATE ABOUT OUR LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES
This notice is to advise that a temporary walk-in clinic will be available at the Morris General Hospital effective October 1st , 2023.
- The temporary walk-in clinic at the Morris General Hospital will only be open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between the hours of 4 -7:00 pm. NOTE-the walk-in clinic will be closed on Oct 2 & 9, 2023
- Limited first come, first serve appointments available starting at 4:00 pm during walk-in clinic hours only. No advance bookings. Once appointments are filled the clinic will be required to close intake for the day.
- The same-day clinic will continue to offer limited appointments Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding Statutory holidays) to address non life-threatening health concerns. Please call your health care provider to schedule.
- Outpatient services such as lab work, minor procedures including IV treatments and wound care currently provided through the Emergency Department will continue to be scheduled as required.
Emergency Department Services
The Morris General Hospital Emergency Department will remain closed until further notice.
This temporary service change will allow us to maintain core services while working with limited physician options until we can stabilize the workforce in order to provide high quality, predictable and sustainable health care services that meet the needs of the community of Morris and surrounding area, now and into the future.
Site leaders and the health region will continue to work in collaboration with the community, physicians and staff, to help achieve that goal. We are committed to keeping the public informed.
Please see attached document for more information about accessing health care services or access the Southern Health-Santé Sud Emergency Department Schedule here.
The fastest way to get help for a medical emergency is to dial 911.
Emergency Response Services and Inter-facility transfer services will be available to ensure residents in the community and surrounding area will continue to get the care they need when they need it. Paramedics are highly trained to provide a wide array of care on site and on the way to hospital, including triaging and treating injuries and medical emergencies. While the service change is in effect, patients with higher acuity needs will be temporarily directed to the appropriate setting for the care they need.
How will this Impact Inpatient Services at Morris General Hospital and resident care at the Red River Valley Lodge and Emerson Health Centre?
These changes will not affect hospital in-patient services or resident care in the personal care homes.
Accessing Primary Care (Medical Clinic Services)
Access to primary care services will continue, but will be challenged in light of the medical staff shortages we are experiencing. We encourage you to continue accessing primary health care wherever possible. All general, less serious health care needs can be addressed by calling Health Links–Info Santé at 1-888-315-9257.
For more information please contact Dr. Denis Fortier, Regional Lead – Medical Services & Chief Medical Officer at email@example.com or by phone 204-723-0166.
For all emergencies, call 9-1-1.
To request an interview, contact:
Southern Health-Santé Sud
Media Intake Line
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