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Port Hardy Hospital emergency department to close overnight until Wednesday

More overnight closures are coming to Port Hardy Hospital’s emergency department starting tonight.

Island Health says the overnight closures will begin at 7 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. until Wednesday morning. The department will be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Island Health says all other inpatient services will continue as normal.

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Anyone experiencing a medical emergency while the department is closed should call 911 or go to Port McNeill’s hospital, according to Island Health.

They say protocols are in place to ensure patients are transported to the correct place.

If you are unsure, Island Health says to call HealthLink BC at 811 and speak with a registered nurse.

Island Health apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the interruptions.

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