South Okanagan General Hospital to close ER services overnight Saturday

ER to close overnight again

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.

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