September emergency room update

The Stuart Lake Hospital emergency room will remain closed in September.

  • Aug. 31, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Due to challenges securing locum coverage, the emergency room in Fort St. James will experience a temporary closure for the month of September. Northern Health will provide updates should the status change.

Northern Health has secured additional coverage for the clinic with a Nurse Practitioner and locum physicians. The Nurse Practitioner will be at the Nak’azdli Health Centre on September 14 and 28, and at the Fort St. James Medical Clinic September 7 and 21. Locum physicians will be at the clinic each Tuesday, along with September 21 and 27.

Besides the dates listed above, the Fort St. James Medical Clinic remains open. Please note the following: Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o Closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments can be booked by calling 250-996-8291.

o Only same day appointments will be booked. Prescription refills are available on Wednesday’s from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at:

o The Fort St. James Medical Clinic

o Lakeside Pharmacy The clinic is closed on statutory holidays.

The Stuart Lake Hospital emergency room is the only department affected by these closures.

The rest of the hospital will remain open and patients will not be impacted. Lab and X-ray at Stuart Lake Hospital are still operating as normal.