Temporary service interruption at Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency department

February 12, 2024

Williams Lake and area residents are advised of temporary changes to emergency department hours at Cariboo Memorial Hospital due to limited physician availability.

Emergency department services will be unavailable overnight from 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Patients can access care at 100 Mile District General Hospital in 100 Mile House or GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel.

During this time, inpatient services will continue as normal at Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

People in the community who need life-threatening emergency care (i.e., chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding) should always call 911 for transport to the nearest available and appropriate facility. 

Anyone unsure whether an emergency room visit is warranted can call HealthLink BC at 811, or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information from nurses, dietitians and pharmacists 24 hours a day, seven days per week. 

 

The emergency department in Williams Lake is normally open 24/7.

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