The emergency department at the health centre in Keremeos will be closed overnight starting Sept. 6 to the next morning.
A shortage of nursing staff has caused the emergency department at the South Similkameen Health Centre to close from 3:30 p.m. until 8 a.m.
Interior Health instead directed residents of Keremeos and the area to seek care at the Penticton Regional Hospital instead.
People who need immediate emergency care for life-threatening situations, such as severe bleeding or difficulty breathing, should still always call 9-1-1 for emergency transportation.
The emergency department at the South Similkameen Health Centre is normally open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oliver emergency has been closing intermittently due to doctor shortages.
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