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Staffing shortages close Oliver hospital emergency again

The closure is from Thursday evening into Friday

The South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department will close from 6 p.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday due to staffing shortages again.

During this time, all other inpatient services will continue as normal at the Oliver hospital.

Interior Health regrets this temporary change to normal operations, they said in an email. The emergency is normally open 24/7.

If you need emergency care go to Penticton Regional Hospital at 550 Carmi Ave.

This is the second time in a month that the South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department has had to close for lack of doctors.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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