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Staff shortage forces overnight closure of Merritt, B.C. hospital ER
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Staff shortage forces overnight closure of Merritt, B.C. hospital ER

The emergency room at Merritt, B.C.’s hospital will be closed overnight, due to “unexpected limited staff availability,” Interior Health said Tuesday. The last-minute notice, posted to social media around 3:30 p.m., said the Nicola Valley Hospital ER would be closed from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Read more: Port Hardy Hospital’s emergency department closed temporarily, Island Health says Read More Port Hardy Hospital’s emergency department closed temporarily, Island Health says The closure means residents of the city and the Nicola Valley will need to go to Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital, about an hour away, or Kelowna General hospital, about 90 minu...