A new separate entrance for walk-in patients is just part of a $1.25-million upgrade to the Emergency Department at South Okanagan General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

A new separate entrance for walk-in patients is just part of a $1.25-million upgrade to the Emergency Department at South Okanagan General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Oliver hospital’s emergency entrance getting more parking and rainbow crosswalk

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, people should use the main entrance

The entrance to the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver will have more parking soon.

Interior Health is creating three new emergency department drop-off parking stalls at the Oliver hospital.

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, excavation and paving will be taking place in front of the emergency department.

During construction, the entrance to the emergency room will be temporarily closed. This entrance has been used as the main entrance to minimize traffic during COVID-19.

Anyone accessing the hospital, including those accessing the emergency department, should use the main entrance.

The hospital parking lot is not impacted.

Anyone wishing to access the Oliver Health Centre by vehicle is asked to enter via Spillway Road during construction.

Once paving is complete a rainbow crosswalk will be painted in front of the emergency department as a symbol of diversity and inclusion.

The South Okanagan General Hospital recently received a $1.25 million renovation to the emergency department.

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