**Update 11:05 am**
Interior Health said in a release this morning just before 11 that they have secured physician coverage for the Emergency Department at 100 Mile District General Hospital.
It will re-open starting at 8 this (June 3rd) evening.
In an email, Interior Health said “We recognize that interruptions to normal services are challenging and concerning for local residents. In situations where we have shifts that are not filled, we do everything possible to bring in alternate physicians to avoid interruptions, particularly for our emergency departments. Senior medical leads were able to arrange coverage and ensure the emergency department in 100 Mile House re-opens tonight. We are actively recruiting for additional physicians for the 100 Mile area to support the local emergency department services that we are committed to.”
The Emergency Department at 100 Mile District Hospital is temporarily closed for the next 24 hours.
Interior Health said in a release the closure, from 8 am today (June 4) to 8 am tomorrow (June 4), is due to unforeseen limited physician availability.
Interior Health said when the Emergency Department is closed, in the event of an emergency call 9-1-1 or Healthlink BC at 8-1-1, which is a 24-hour service if you are unsure of your need to seek emergency care.
Residents can also receive treatment at the Emergency Departments at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops or the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake.