Island Health is warning that there will be service interruptions over the weekend at the Port McNeill and Port Hardy Hospital emergency departments.
Port McNeill Hospital emergency department will be closed during the day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Aug. 6.
The Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will be closed over night between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Aug. 6 to 7.
All other inpatient services will continue as normal.
Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 and patients will be transported to the open hospital. If possible, Island Health says patients can also drive themselves to an open hospital.
“Island Health acknowledges this is not an ideal situation for the community and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced by this temporary service reduction,” Island Health says in a statement.