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Temporary service interruption at Slocan Community Health Centre emergency department

New Denver and area residents are advised the Slocan Community Health Centre Emergency services will be unavailable effective immediately until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, due to limited nursing availability.

Patients can access care at Arrow Lakes Hospital at 97-1st Ave NE, Nakusp. Emergency services will reopen for regular hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

People in the community who need life-threatening emergency care (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 9-1-1 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility.

Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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The emergency department at Slocan Community Health Centre is normally open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.


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