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Update: Oliver hospital's emergency ward will remain open

Interior Health says the emergency department of Oliver General Hospital will close on Sunday, June 4, and overnight Monday, June 5, 2017, due to a physician shortage.
June 02, 2017 - 1:44 PM

OLIVER - A shortage of emergency department doctors that resulted in Interior Health warning residents of an impending shutdown of Oliver hospital's emergency ward has been averted.

Interior Health issued a press release Friday afternoon, June 2, to say they were successful in finding physcians to work the shifts in question.

As a result, the emergency department will be open as usual on Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5.

Interior Health says it regrets any inconvenience the original notice might have caused. 

Interior Health originally said limited physician availability led to the need to close the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital on Sunday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and again on Monday, June 5 from 6 p.m to 8 a.m.

— This story was updated June 2 to provide new information from Interior Health regarding the staffing of the shifts in question, which will now allow the emergency ward to remain open.

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