A petition is being dropped off at businesses in Princeton asking the Minister of Health to bring back 24/7 emergency room care.
The petition’s organizer wants at least 2,000 people to sign.
Last week Interior Health announced Princeton Hospital’s emergency department would close from midnight to 8 a.m. Monday to Thursday starting May 1.
The petition reads: “As residents of Princeton and area, we the undersigned are very concerned about the recent closures of our emergency facilities at the Princeton Hospital. Princeton is a rural, resource-based community, with a major highway going through town.
We ask that you honour your commitment to ‘provide quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians’ and bring back a fully functioning hospital with a 24/7 emergency room.”