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Temporary closure of Emergency Department

Residents are advised that the emergency department in Sparwood will be closed Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 due to limited physician availability. The emergency department will reopen on Monday, July 23.

Sparwood and 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 department in 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.

 

Sparwood Emergency Department services normally operate seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Interior Health regrets this interruption to service.

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