Add another South Okaangan General Hospital emergency room closure to your diary.
The Interior Health Authority is advising South Okanagan residents that the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital will be closed from 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 7 due to lack of physician coverage.
The IHA is advising South Okanagan residents to take note of the following if they require care when the emergency department is closed:
- In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Visit the emergency department at Penticton Regional Hospital (550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton).
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 (24 hour service) if you are unsure about your need to go to the emergency department.
Interior Health says it regrets this interruption to the normal emergency department services and apologizes for any inconvenience it may cause.