As staffing shortages continue to cause short-term closures of emergency rooms across B.C., elected officials are putting pressure on the provincial government to step up.
In Oliver, a small desert community south of Kelowna, the emergency department at the South Okanagan General Hospital was closed for 24 hours over the Labour Day weekend and again Monday night.
“I’m not getting any reassurance that [the province is] recognizing the seriousness of the issues that are going on,” Mayor Martin Johansen told Chris Walker, the host of CBC’s Daybreak South.
“I really think the response from the ministry is pathetic. In my world, if you were functioning at this low level at any job, you
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