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Elevators down at Kamloops hospital, delays expected

Elevators are down at Royal Inland Hospital's Clinical Services Building.
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January 18, 2020 - 12:43 PM

Elevators at Royal Inland Hospital’s Clinical Services Building are out of service until the end of the month due to equipment failure.

The building is located at the front of the Columbia Street hospital campus and includes parking and various outpatient clinical services, according to Interior Health in a news release.

"Those with any difficulty climbing stairs should plan ahead and consider alternate locations," the release said.

"Additional staff and volunteers will be on hand to help patients and visitors safely reach their destination. However, delays should be anticipated and patients and visitors are asked to plan accordingly."

Parking changes for RIH patients, visitors, staff and physicians:

"RIH patient/visitor parking has temporarily been relocated to the upper staff parkade above the hospital. Staff and physician parking has moved from the upper parkade to the CSB. Signage will be in place and, during peak hours, traffic controllers will be on site.There will be no parking fees at Royal Inland Hospital until the elevators are back in service," the release said.

Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre parking:

"There will be no public parking in the CSB parkade for the duration of this outage. UPCLC users should find parking off-site or be dropped off at the front door of the UPCLC on Columbia Street," the release said.

Transit users

"Transit users who are dropped on Columbia Street and require assistance, need to plan ahead accordingly."

Services within the CSB:

• Level 2 (elevator access from main building via pedestrian bridge only): Outpatient clinics - Lab, pre-surgical screening, pulmonary function, cardiology, neurology, Vascular Improvement Program, IV therapy/ID clinic/PICC clinic, and rapid access clinics

• Level 1 (no elevator access): Outpatient clinics - Telehealth, orthopaedic clinic, TRFO – Thompson Region Family Obstetrics Clinic (maternity), Rae Fawcett Breast Health Clinic, Rae Fawcett Simulation Centre, as well as the Ken Lepin Lecture Theatre, and UBC Faculty of Medicine

• Level P1 includes the Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre

• Levels P1 to P4 are parking


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