News

Temporary change to emergency department hours

Residents are advised that the Elkford Community Health Centre emergency department will close at 3 p.m. (and not the usual 4:30 p.m.) on six days in May due to limited physician availability. The early closing time will occur on the following dates:

 

May 3

May 11

May 17

May 23

May 24

May 31

 

Elkford 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.

People who require non-urgent care can go to emergency departments in Sparwood (between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week) or Fernie (24/7).

If individuals are unsure about what services they require, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

The toll-free line provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse.

Elkford Emergency Department services normally operate Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Former fire chief wins director’s seat in Area B
 
Local musician inducted into B.C. Country Hall of Fame
 
Castlegar Winterfest cancelled
Southeast district police honored as members of “Alexa’s Team”
 
Literacy on the road to school
 
Eight big ideas for the future of Cranbrook
Time to fill the Christmas kettle
 
Police warn public of phone scam
 
Up to 180 units needed, Nelson housing study finds

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.