Port Hardy ER to close Tuesday

Physician shortage forces limitation of service for 24 hours

As a result of a physician shortage, Port Hardy Hospital will have limited health services for 24 hours Tuesday, Vancouver Island Health Authority announced this week.

The emergency room closure will  run from 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, through 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

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.