Change of opening hours at Elkford and Sparwood Health Care Centre Emergency Departments

Elkford and Sparwood Health Care Centre Emergency Department hours are temporarily changing next week due to lack of staff.

  • Jun. 15, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Residents are advised of the followed change to emergency department hours at the health centres in Elkford and Sparwood next week due to limited physician availability.

 

Elkford Emergency Department hours will be closed:

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Note: Elkford hours of operation are normally Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Sparwood Emergency Department hours will be adjusted on the following dates:

Tuesday, June 18 – open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 20 – open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 21 – open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Note: Sparwood hours of operation are normally seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Residents should take note of the following if they require care when their emergency department is closed:

 

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Residents should proceed to the emergency department in Fernie.

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.

 

Interior Health regrets these temporary changes to usual service and will provide the communities with updates when there are changes to normal operating hours.