Interior Health has said that due to limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, 9, and 10.
The emergency department will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 8 and from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10.
Interior Health reminds residents to take note of the following if they require care while the emergency department is closed:
• In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
• Visit the emergency department at one of the following facilities:
o Royal Inland Hospital: 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops
o Lillooet Hospital: 951 Murray Street, Lillooet
o Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre: 3451 Voght Street, Merritt
o 100 Mile District General Hospital: 555 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House
If you are unsure about whether or not you require emergency care, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. The 24-hour service is staffed by trained health care personnel who will provide advice on your situation.
Ashcroft emergency services normally operate at the hospital from 6 p.m. on Friday to 8 a.m. on Monday.