The Elkford emergency department will be closed on January 6 and 7, 2020.

Elkford emergency department closed

Elkford residents requiring emergency health care on January 6 and 7 will need to travel to either Sparwood or Fernie to receive care.

Interior Health issued a press release noting that “due to unexpected limited staffing availability at the Elkford Health Centre, the emergency department will be closed January 6 and 7, 2020.”

Residents in need of emergency health care are advised to visit either the Sparwood Health Centre or the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie. They are also encouraged to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

If a resident is unsure about their need to go to an emergency department, they can contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

Interior Health said they “regret this interruption to our normal emergency department services.”

The Elkford Health Centre remains open for scheduled physicians and nurse practitioner appointments, public health, lab and x-ray services.



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