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Lack of doctors closes Oliver hospital emergency
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Lack of doctors closes Oliver hospital emergency

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency closed noon to 6 p.m. July 17 The South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department is temporary closed today, July 17, due to limited physician availability. The Oliver-based emergency department will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. The emergency is normally open 24/7. Hospitals across Interior Health have been facing temporary closures due to staffing shortages. Interior Health announced on Friday that emergency departments at both the Ashcroft and Clearwater hospitals would be closed over the weekend due to lack of doctors. Interior Health said it regrets this temporary change to normal operations at South Okanagan General. Residents should call 911 if they require care while the emergency department is closed. The nearest h...