Due to limited physician availability the emergency department at the South Okanagan General Hospital will be closed until the morning of Monday March 9. (File Photo)

Oliver Hospital Emergency Department to close overnight

The emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday morning

The South Okanagan General Hospital’s emergency department will be closed overnight, until 9 a.m. on Monday, March 9.

Interior Health has issued an advisory that due to an “unexpected limited physician availability”, the emergency department will close starting at 6 p.m.

During this time, if people are in need of emergency care, they are advised to call 9-1-1, to go to the Penticton Regional Hospital, or to call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to determine whether or not emergency care is required.

Only the services of the emergency department will be affected by the lack of physicians at the South Okanagan General Hospital.


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