Hardy ER faces closures

Port Hardy Hospital will have limited health services overnight this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, VIHA announced this week.

As a result of a physician shortage, Port Hardy Hospital will have limited health services overnight this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Vancouver Island Health Authority announced this week.

The emergency room closure will  run from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mar. 16, 17 and 18.

Regular hours will resume Tuesday morning.

Those with an emergency should call 911 or proceed to the Port McNeill Emergency Department.

Those unsure what services they need may call 8-1-1, a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides consultation with a registered nurse.