Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Sask. experiencing overcapacity

Officials with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region say Victoria Hospital is experiencing overcapacity on several inpatient units. File / Global News

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.

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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.

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