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UPDATED: New Denver ER closed again

The emergency department at Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver is closed for a second day due to an unexpected nursing shortage.

Interior Health now says it will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. In the meantime patients will have to go to Arrow Lakes Hospital in Nakusp.

Temporary closures have happened several times at the health centre in the past year. The facility used to be open round-the-clock, but since July 2022, it has been operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interior Health says it continues to recruit to fill positions to return to 24/7 operations.

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