Hospital Entrance

Outpatients:

  • All patients that present to Emergency will be triaged by the CTAS scoring system and the on-call doctor will be notified.
  • Physicians can access clinic information from a computer in the consult room in Emergency.
  • The emergency room coverage is provided by nursing staff from the acute care / long-term care unit.

Medical Support for Emergency Room Physicians and Nurses

  • Emergency room personnel working the Vulcan Community Health Centre have access to two critical care resources – STARS (Shock Trauma Shock Trauma Rescue Society) Air Ambulance and RAAPID (Referral, Access, Advice, Placement, Information, Designation)

STARS

  • STARS is the specially trained team of doctor, nurse, and paramedics who dispatch helicopters or fixed wing aircraft to rural of Alberta areas to assist with critical patient transfers.

RAAPID

  • RAAPID is the central call line for southern Alberta to access specialists and tertiary care.
  • RAAPID will find an available bed in the city for critical transfers and will facilitate telephone consults with Calgary-based specialists. The doctor must call the number and give the information to the triage nurse. She will then find a bed in the appropriate facility and call you back with the transfer information.
  • Contact information for STARS and RAAPID can be found near the telephones in the trauma room, emergency room nurses station, and the main nursing station.

Alberta Health Services – Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • Emergency Medical Services is more than a transport service for patients – it is a critical clinical service. In an emergency situation, treatment begins as soon as the EMS team arrives and continues until the patient can be cared for in a medical facility
  • Alberta Health Services EMS coverage in the Vulcan area is described as Advanced Life Support Service with a paramedic on duty 24/7.
  • ALS ambulances are able to respond to more complex medical situations with a staff of at least one paramedic with expanded training and scope of practice and more life saving equipment on board.

Latest News

Updated Expansion Plans

The Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation, in partnership with the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County, is funding a major expansion and renovation project for the Vulcan Community Health Centre. Click on this link to check out the Health Centre expansion and renovation plans.

Job Opportunities

There are no job openings at the Vulcan Community Health Centre at this time. We are fortunate to have full complement of family physicians working in the Vulcan Medical Clinic. Please check back often as this area of our website will be updated on a regular basis. 

Physicians Currently Associated with the Vulcan Medical Clinic

  • Dr. R. S. Webster –  M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P. (0.2FTE)
  • Dr. L. R. Wade - M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P. (0.6FTE)
  • Dr. Sharlene Hudson – M.D., C.C.F.P. (0.4FTE)
  • Dr. Nelisiwe Mbambo –M.D., MBChB (1.0 FTE)
  • Dr. Charl Duvenage –M.D., C.C.F.P. (1.0 FTE)
  • Dr. Hendrik Lourens – M.D. (1.0 FTE)