South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department temporarily closed - Okanagan |

Services at South Okanagan General Hospital have again been temporarily disrupted.

A news release from Interior Health said emergency department hours will be disrupted due to “physician availability.”

Emergency services will be suspended from 9pm on Sunday, June 9 until 7am on Monday, June 10, but all other inpatient services at the hospital will continue as normal.

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“People in the community who need emergency life-threatening care (i.e., chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should call 9-1-1 immediately for transportation to the nearest available and appropriate medical facility,” the release states.

Patients can go to Penticton Regional Hospital for urgent care.

If you are unsure whether you need to go to the emergency room, we recommend calling HealthLink at 8-11 or visiting Non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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