Dialysis and obstetrics program coming to High Prairie

By Justin Dionne
February 7, 2019 - 8:49am

Residents of High Prairie are going to have access to more health care services.
The Alberta Government has put money towards a new obstetrics program at the High Prairie Health Complex.
The new service allows families the option to have babies in the community for the first time since 2007.

Before opening the new obstetrics program, most families would have to make a trip to Grande Prairie, Peace River, Edmonton or Slave Lake and the only services offered in High Prairie were emergency births and C-sections.
A group of staff and physicians have been trained in obstetrical services, and the High Prairie Hospital expects to support close to 100 mothers and families annually.
The province is also putting $5.2-million into a new permanent dialysis clinic in the hospital.
The dialysis clinic is expected to be complete in 2020.

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