February 18, 2016 7:38 am
Updated: February 18, 2016 8:07 am

Emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital only accepting trauma, critically-ill patients

Thousands of rural Manitobans can't get emergency care at their own hospital, as the province continues to struggle with a shortage of rural doctors.

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The emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital has reopened after Tuesday’s flooding but is only be accepting trauma and critically ill patients for the time being.

A statement released by the hospital said it will not be able to accept walk-in patients “for the foreseeable future” with only patients arriving via ambulance or Ornge to be admitted.

The hospital’s ER had been closed since Tuesday after a burst pipe on an upper floor caused flooding below.

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