An emergency room shift at South Okanagan General Hospital vacant this afternoon and resulting in the temporary closing of the department was filled, the Interior health Authority reports.

On August 11, Interior Health informed the public of a closure for this afternoon due to an unfilled shift, and of ongoing efforts to fill that shift.

“IH is pleased to report that shift has now been filled, which will allow the ED to remain open,” Interior Health says.

“IH appreciates the support of physicians in addressing this situation, and for their ongoing collaboration to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for SOGH ED coverage.”

The hospital’s emergency room was scheduled to be closed between 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon and 8 a.m. Monday morning.

The hospital’s emergency room was last closed June 16.

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