Princeton Hospital slated to close again

Princeton Hospital is tentatively closed for March 23 evening and all day March 24 and 25.

Princeton Hospital emergency department is tentatively closed for March 23 evening and all day March 24 and 25.

During this time, people will have to travel to Penticton or another city for treatment, no matter how bad their case is.

These closures are different than when the hospital is in “LLTO” (Life, limb, threatened organ) status. Patients whose life is in danger or who are at risk of losing a limb will be seen by a doctor while the hospital is in LLTO status.

There are no doctors available in town when the hospital is closed March 24 evening and all day March 25 and 26.

During the hours the emergency department is closed, residents should take note of the following:

In the event of an emergency, call 911. For non-urgent matters, residents may wish to use the emergency department in Penticton.

If anyone is unsure about what services they require, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. The toll-free line provides 24-hour, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse.

Princeton Hospital emergency department LLTO schedule:

March 21: midnight to 8 a.m.

March 22: midnight to 8 a.m.

March 23: 5 p.m. – tentative closure

March 24: tentative closure

March 25: tentative closure

March 26: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

March 27: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

March 28: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

March 29: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

(These times can change with limited notice)