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October 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

PENTICTON – Residents of Oliver and Osoyoos affected by South Okanagan General Hospital temporary service change are to go to Penticton Regional Hospital in case of an emergency.

Interior Health sent out a media release advising that due to limited physician availability at South Okanagan General Hospital, the emergency department will be closed from 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 to 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

The health authority says it "regrets this interruption to our normal emergency department services."

Residents should take note of the following if they require care when the emergency department is closed:

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Visit the emergency department at Penticton Regional Hospital at 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton.

Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 (24 hour service) if you are unsure about your need to go to the emergency department.

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