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Island Health starting daily shuttle on North Island for x-ray, non-urgent care

If you are in need of an x-ray or other non-urgent services in Port Alice, a shuttle to Port Hardy may come in handy.

Island Health says they are starting a return shuttle that will run between the two towns and their respective hospitals. Service is expected to start in mid-April and information to book your trip can be found on the Island Health website. 

They say this will lead to increased access to services like non-urgent x-rays, which were only available two days per week in Port Alice. Port Hardy Hospital’s x-ray machine is also built in and Island Health says this means it is more clinically effective.

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In addition, Port Alice’s will not be able to use beyond after March as it was only a temporary solution.

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