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Lindsey Leaf Rapids Health Centre Suspension

The Leaf Rapids Health Centre is temporarily closed from now until August 10th.

 

The Northern Health Region announced on Friday that the facility closed beginning yesterday, citing potential flooding and staffing issues as the main reasons for the suspension.

 

A spokesperson for the NRHA says all scheduled in-home visits for prenatal, postnatal, and immunizations will go on as planned, and all calls to the centre will be forwarded to the Lynn Lake facility.

 

Any patients needing emergency care will be transported to either Lynn Lake or Thompson.

 

Tom Lindsey, the MLA for Flin Flon, says he was not informed of the closure despite Leaf Rapids being in his constituency.

 

Lindsey adds that he talked to the NRHA about contingency plans should multiple patients need emergency care, as the community only has one ambulance.

 

Arctic Radio reached out to the NRHA regarding this, and the authority says it has contingency plans put in place which are being implemented.

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