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UPDATED: Slocan Community Health Centre ER closed until Thursday AM

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
July 19th, 2023

Not since December of 2022 has the Slocan Community Health Centre emergency department closed.

However, Wednesday, Interior Health sent out a media release advising of temporary changes to emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre due to unexpected, limited nursing availability.

Interior Health said that emergency services will be unavailable until 8 a.m. Thursday, July 20 and patients can access care at Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97 1st Ave NE, Nakusp.

People in the community who need life-threatening emergency care (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 911 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility. 

Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

The emergency department in New Denver is normally open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week while Interior Health continues to recruit to fill positions to return to 24/7 operations.

 

 

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Another temporary service interruption at Slocan Community Health Centre ER

Interior Health is advising New Denver and area residents of another temporary changes to emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre due to limited physician availability.

Interior Health said from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, emergency services will be unavailable and patients can access care at the Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97 1st Ave. NE, Nakusp.

Interior Health said people in the community who need care due to life-threatening emergency (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 911 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility. 

Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week. 

Temporary service interruption at Slocan Community Health Centre ER

Interior Health is advising New Denver and area residents of temporary changes to emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre due to limited physician availability.

Interior Health said in media release that starting 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, emergency services will be unavailable, and patients can access care at the Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97 1st Ave. NE, Nakusp.

Interior Health said people in the community who need care due to life-threatening emergency (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 911 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility. 

Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

The emergency department in New Denver is normally open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

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