Update from Southern Health-Santé Sud on Local Health Services

On April 1, 2021, we received the following letter addressed to residents of Altona and the surrounding area.

We encourage you to read the letter thoroughly to learn more about Southern Health’s plans to serve your health-care needs.

Statement from Council:

The Town of Altona Council continues to be extremely disappointed with the service disruptions to the Altona Memorial Health Center ER.  Emergency health care services is a critical need for our growing community and for the larger region surrounding it.  We are pleased that for the extent of the disruption a 9am to 9pm Urgent Care Center will be operating within the ER facility, and urge Southern Health RHA to do whatever possible to hire more Nurses in Altona so the ER can resume full 24/7 ER services as soon as possible.  We thank the Altona Memorial Health Center Staff, Nurses, Doctors, Manitoba Nurses Union, Doctors Manitoba, and Altona Clinic for working rapidly with Southern Health-Santé Sud RHA to establish an Urgent Care Centre in the interim.  We continue to urge Southern Health to increase Ambulance Service and waive ambulance fees for the duration of the ER disruption to ensure residents have full access to rapid care in all medical emergency situations.  We invite all residents to participate in the upcoming Southern Health virtual Town Hall and refer to the Southern Health letter in your mailboxes for accurate information about how to access Emergency Health Care Services in the coming time.

Virtual Town Hall:

Southern Health-Santé Sud has scheduled a virtual town hall meeting for Monday, April 12 at 7 pm to provide more information and respond to questions.

If you are interested in attending the virtual town hall, please follow the below link to register: https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__t7d1WwET7uiDgW84dr6fA

Once you are registered, a link with the details on how to join the town hall will be emailed to your inbox. A call-in phone number will also be provided for those residents without Internet access to call and listen.