June 14, 2019 6:55 pm

Emergency room at Oliver hospital to temporarily close overnight on Saturday

A lack of physician coverage is said to be the cause for a temporary service disruption at South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver.

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The emergency room at South Okanagan General Hospital will temporarily close overnight on Saturday, June 15.

Interior Health says the reason for the overnight closure is due to a lack of physician coverage.

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The 10-hour service change will start at 6 p.m. on June 15th, and end on Sunday, June 16th at 8 a.m.

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Interior Health says it regrets the service interruption, but would like area residents to note the following:

  • In the event of an emergency, call 911
  • Visit the emergency department at Penticton Regional Hospital at 550 Carmi Avenue in Penticton
  • Call HealthLinkBC at 811 (24-hour service) if you are unsure about your need to go to the emergency department

This marks the second interruption to emergency room services for Interior Health in June.

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