Ashcroft Hospital emergency department temporarily closing

ASHCROFT – Residents are advised that the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed Thursday, May 14, due to a lack of physician availability.

As recently announced, the emergency department hours for May are as follows:

Monday, 8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon
Weekends: Friday, 6 p.m. to Monday, 8 a.m.

During the hours the Emergency Department is closed, residents should take note of the following:

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
For non-urgent matters, residents may wish to use the emergency departments or walk-in clinics in Kamloops or Merritt.
If individuals are unsure about what services they require, call HealthLink B.C. at 8-1-1.
The toll-free line provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse.

Interior Health regrets this interruption to service.

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