For the second night this week, the South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department will be closed overnight.
Interior Health made the announcement Friday afternoon that starting Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 a.m., emergency services will be unavailable at the hospital.
Anyone needing emergency services will need to go to Penticton Regional Hospital.
People in the community who need life-threatening emergency care (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 9-1-1 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility.
Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC (8-1-1), or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
The emergency department in Oliver is normally open 24/7.