Due to low staff numbers, the Grandview Hospital will have to reduce its services significantly next month.

As of December 1st, the hospital will not be able to have in-patient services or admissions for at least a month and emergency department services will be provided on a limited basis.

The Emergency Department (E.D.) plans to be open 3 or 4 days a week during the day, depending on if the hospital can secure some temporary staff. A Prairie Mountain Health Spokesperson says all patients requiring admission will be transferred to a neighbouring facility. Keep an eye on Prairie Mountain Health's website for a schedule for the emergency department in the near future. Individuals who require E.D. services are encouraged to call the Grandview Health Centre at 204-546-2425 to determine the nearest one that is open.

In a statement on facebook via Grandview Healthcare Solutions, the Grandview Medical Clinic is to remain open for regular hours during the week. Weekend clinics will be available on December 3rd & 4th, December 10th & 11th, and December 17th & 18th.

In the meantime, the Grandview Healthcare Solutions committee is looking for any nurses who may be interested in helping out at the hospital and clinic for some shifts. Those who sign up will be paid for their work. To find out more, you can call the following numbers:

Jim Winfield - 638-2650

Craig Clow - 431-999-9652

Maureen Storey - 572-7560

Sue Stirling - 546-3337

More to come.