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Cowell Hospital Reopens Emergency Department

After temporarily closing at the start of the year, the Cowell Hospital has reopened its emergency department.

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The Eyre and Far North Local Health Network shut the department on New Year's Day after nursing staff were exposed to a close contact of a COVID-positive person, with the network working with the SA Ambulance Service to ensure any trauma incidents, such as car or boat accidents, receive appropriate care at other nearby hospitals.

In a statement, the network thanked the community for their patience during the closure and understood it may have caused inconvenience.

The network said the care and the safety of their aged care residents are always their top priority.

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