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Posted: August 5, 2022

Creston ED on diversion tonight

Creston and area residents are advised the Creston Valley Hospital emergency department will be on diversion tonight, due to limited staff availability.

The emergency department is on diversion from 6 p.m. Friday, August 5 until 7 a.m. Saturday, August 6.

Interior Health regrets this temporary change to normal operations and reminds residents to take note of the following if they require care while the emergency department is closed:

  • In the event of an emergency, call 911.
  • Visit the emergency department at:

o   East Kootenay Regional Hospital – 12 24 Ave N, Cranbrook;

o   Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital – 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail;

o   Kootenay Lake Hospital – 3 View St, Nelson.

  • Call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 (24-hour service) if you are unsure of your need to seek emergency care

The emergency department in Creston is normally open 24/7.

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Interior Health

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