Health officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Sask., is experiencing inpatient overcapacity.
As a result, emergency department staff will first respond to patients with life-threatening or serious health concerns.
Prince Albert Parkland Health Region officials said the hospital is committed to delivering the best quality of care, however people with non-urgent health care concerns may face extended wait times at the emergency department.
The region is recommending people consider contacting their family doctors or attend one of the walk-in clinics in the city.
Anyone with questions about a health concern, can also contact HealthLine at 811.