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Partial closure of Ashcroft Hospital and Emergency Department over Thanksgiving Weekend

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October 08, 2016 - 1:06 PM

ASHCROFT - Residents are advised that the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed for a four-hour period this weekend, due to a lack of nursing availability.

Emergency Department services will be unavailable Sunday, Oct. 9, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Services outside these hours remain unchanged. The Emergency Department services normally operate on weekends only, starting Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 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 BC 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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