Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) Emergency Department will be temporarily closed from 5 a.m. Friday, September 2 until 7 a.m. Sunday, September 4 due to limited staff availability.
During this time of Emergency Department closure, all other inpatient services will continue as normal at PHH.
Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 or, if possible, proceed to Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department. Island Health and BC Emergency Health Services have protocols in place to ensure patients are transported to the appropriate site.
If you are unsure if you are experiencing a medical situation requiring a visit to an emergency department, confidential health information and advice from a registered nurse is available toll free, 24/7 by calling HealthLink BC at 811.
Residents and visitors who are in need of non-urgent care can access walk-in clinic services at the Port Hardy Primary Health Care Centre (A’ekaḵila’as) from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3. The clinic is located at 9140 Granville Street.
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.