R.R. ER coverage secured for month

Press Release

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. has announced there will be no interruption of emergency services at the Rainy River Health Centre for the month of December.
Coverage recently was confirmed over the Christmas period by locum physicians.
Temporary enhancements provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term have further supported our efforts in attracting locums to Rainy River for this period as we work towards a long-term solution.
We continue to work diligently with the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the ministry, local physicians, and community partners to address the doctor shortage in Rainy River.
While recruitment efforts are underway, if no coverage is found moving into the new year, there likely will be periods when there will be no emergency coverage available at the Rainy River Health Centre.
A contingency plan has been developed, and will be made available to the public to ensure the health care needs of the community are met.
Riverside is committed to providing the best-quality care to the residents of Rainy River District and we are making every effort to address this situation.
We will provide further updates for the community as new information becomes available.