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