By Rosalind Russell – The Emergency Department at the Thessalon Site of the North Shore Health Network will be temporarily closing for a few dates due to physician shortages.
Melanie Kubatlija (CUB-at-lee-jah), the Chief Risk and Communications Officer says the department will be closed from 8:00 am today and reopening on Friday at 8:00 am.
She says the North Shore Health Network has investigated all possible options to continue to provide safe access to care, however, the difficult decision has been made to announce the temporary closure. She stresses every effort will continue to be made and the network is committed to keeping the community informed about the situation.
She adds anyone requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1 and ambulances will be re-routed to either the Blind River or Richards Landing-Matthews sites, or Sault Area Hospital.
The closest Emergency Departments to the Thessalon Site are:
• Blind River Site – North Shore Health Network – 525 Causley St., Blind River, ON
• Richards Landing Site – North Shore Health Network – 1180 Richards St., Richards Landing, ON
• Sault Area Hospital – 750 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Access to services for non-emergent health advice or information is available by calling Health811 by calling 8- 1-1. Toll free TTY line: 1-866-797-007. Or start a live chat with an advisor online at: https://healthconnectontario.health.gov.on.ca.
NSHN would like to thank the community for your continued patience and understanding during this time as we work with our partners towards sustainable resources to serve healthcare needs.
For further information please visit our website: www.nshn.care or via Facebook “North Shore Health Network.”