Still big questions around hospital mergers
The closure of emergency departments at Concordia and Seven Oaks hospitals over the next year won’t be the only changes taking place at those facilities when the final phase of the Pallister government’s hospital consolidation plan kicks in.
Concordia will barely be a hospital at all, at least by conventional standards, once all the changes there are said and done. Its emergency department and its ICU are set to close in June 2019. There will be in-patient beds, but only for low-acuity patients. And there will be no urgent care service to replace the ER. In fact, there will be no walk-up medical service at Concordia whatsoever.