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Staff shortages result in temporary closure of some Lethbridge community labs

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Some Lethbridge community labs are being impacted by staffing shortages, resulting in a couple of temporary closures.

Alberta Health Services issued a notice Friday afternoon saying there will be temporary lab closures starting Monday, September 13 at the Campbell Clinic South and Family Medical Centre.

AHS hasn’t said why there are staffing shortages at these two labs.

All patients who had existing appointments at these two locations have been contacted and re-booked at the Lethbridge Community Lab at Chinook Regional Hospital.

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APL Patient Service Centre locations and hours in Lethbridge as of Monday, Sept. 13 will be:

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.

Appointments (preferred) & walk-in service.


Appointment Service Only 
Bigelow Fowler Clinic South Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bigelow Fowler Clinic West Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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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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