Southern Health-Sante Sude has announced more changes to the hours of operation for the emergency department at the Altona Community Memorial Health Centre.
Starting this Friday, December 8th, the ER will be open from 8 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week, including stat holidays.
Southern Health-Sante Sud is asking the public to continue help manage the stress put on the department by only using it during the designated hours for the purpose it was designed for, which is to manage acute and serious health care needs. All less serious health care needs should be addressed through the Altona Clinic or other clinics in the surrounding area. 
The health region extends a 'thank you' to the area's health care providers for their continued support and dedication throughout this period, and to the community for its patience and understanding.