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Emergency room at Clearwater's hospital closed again

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A southern Interior emergency department is closed yet again today because there isn't enough staff.

The emergency department at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is closed until 7 p.m. today, June 30.

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Interior Health sent a public notice about the closure just after 5 p.m. yesterday and said area residents should call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

The Clearwater emergency department is normally open 24/7, but it's been closed overnight and during weekends a dozen times in the last few months.

The nearest available emergency department is at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

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