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Foundation backs SOGH

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has thrown its support behind the upcoming renovations in the emergency department at South Okanagan General in Oliver.

Residents are invited to an info session May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Oliver Community Centre to learn more about the upgrades.

“What was originally a $970,000 upgrade has been bolstered by the Medical Foundation’s commitment to raise $280,000 for additional equipment and enhancements suggested by hospital staff,” the foundation said in the news release Wednesday.

Medical staff will at the info session to fully explain the improvements, which include a separate ER entrance, new waiting and triage areas, a quiet room for families, the relocation of admitting and administration services and other upgrades.

The renovations will begin soon and should be complete by the end of the year. The emergency department will remain open throughout.



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