The emergency room at Victorian Community Health Care Centre in Kaslo will scale back its overnight service for a week early next month.
Interior Health says from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. from April 1 to 8, on-call physicians will only see the most urgent cases. The emergency department will remain open, but less serious cases may be sent elsewhere after being assessed by a nurse.
To avoid visits to the emergency room, the health authority asks residents to contact their family doctor for non-urgent care, visit the walk-in clinic in Nelson, or call HealthLinkBC at 811.
Interior Health is recruiting new doctors to staff the facility while community consultations are ongoing.