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Temporary closures at Milk River Emergency Department over Christmas holidays

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MILK RIVER, AB  – A number of temporary closures will be in effect for the emergency department at the Milk River Health Centre over the coming week due to physician absence.

During these times, the ED will not be accepting patients from:

  • 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, to 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25.
  • 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29.
  • 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 through Dec. 31.

This temporary closure is the result of physician scheduling conflicts and out-of-country travel.

AHS will continue to keep the community updated regarding scheduling for January. Individuals who would normally seek emergency care at the Milk River Health Centre during these times are advised to visit the Raymond Health Centre (60 km) or Chinook Regional Hospital (87 km) in Lethbridge.

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As always, all patients requiring immediate medical care should phone 911. Individuals 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.

(From 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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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