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Overnight closures continue through November at Cormorant Island emergency department

Limited staffing means overnight closures at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre emergency department will be ongoing.

The closures from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. are continuing until at least Nov. 30. Island Health asks anyone going through a medical emergency not to go to the department while it is closed and call 911.

They add protocols are in place to transport patients to the correct alternate site.

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If you are unsure, the health authority says to call HealthLink BC at 811 and speak with a registered nurse.

Island Health says they apologize for the inconvenience and are working to get more nursing coverage.

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