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Short-term staff shortage results in temporary closure of Lethbridge lab

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Effective Monday, November 9, the Campbell Clinic South location of Alberta Precision Laboratories at 430 Mayor Magrath Drive South in Lethbridge will be temporarily closed due to short-term staffing shortages.

As this location is drop-in only, no appointments have been cancelled, and all patients will be accommodated at other locations.

All patients requiring lab services can still access lab collection services at the locations listed below. Appointments are encouraged for the Lethbridge Community Lab, and can be booked online at Alberta Precision Laboratories or by calling 1-833-572-0577.

AHS says it’s working to ensure it has staffing support needed to continue to offer services safely. Every effort continues to be made to find alternate staff to cover shifts at the Campbell South lab.

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Current Patient Service Centre locations and hours in Lethbridge are:

Appointment and Walk-In Service

Lethbridge Community Lab – Chinook Regional Hospital

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Appointments (preferred) & walk-in service.

Walk-In Service Only

Bigelow Fowler Clinic South

Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Bigelow Fowler Clinic West

Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Medical Centre

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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(Credit to Alberta Health Services)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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