The emergency department at the Redvers Health Centre has been shut down due to a nursing shortage.

Nurses from Redvers have been sent to Arcola in order to keep the emergency services open in Arcola, rather than have both locations shut down.

"They've had petitions out, they've done different things to try to get their emergency services back and so far no one seems to be listening," said Adrienne Gardiner, general vice president for Region 4. 

People who require emergency services in Redvers will now be forced to drive to Arcola, about a 40-minute drive by car. Moosomin and Oxbow are also options.

"Those aren't short drives for a lot of people," Gardiner said. "Elderly do they get there?"

The long-term care services in Redvers remain open.