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Doctor shortage closes Milk River ER over Thanksgiving long weekend

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MILK RIVER, AB – Milk River residents in need of an Emergency Department over the next few days will have to go to Lethbridge instead.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) issued a notice on Thursday (Oct. 7) saying there won’t be any doctors available to staff the Milk River ER from Friday, Oct. 8 through to 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Nurses are still on site, though, to care for inpatients and AHS says it’s working hard to ensure that residents can still get the care they need.

People in Milk River can still call 911 if they have a medical emergency, but EMS will be re-routed to Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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