Temporary service interruption at Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency department

July 9, 2024

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

Emergency services will be unavailable effective 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 until 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Patients can access care at 100 Mile District General Hospital in 100 Mile House, GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel or Bella Coola General Hospital in Bella Coola during this time. 

All other 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 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.   

The emergency department in Cariboo Memorial Hospital is normally open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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