Doctor shortage closes small-town ER on Labour Day | CTV British Columbia

April 12, 2012

CTV
By: ctvbc.ca
Date: Monday Sep. 5, 2011 6:24 PM PT
Doctor shortage closes small-town ER on Labour Day | CTV British Columbia.

The people of Princeton, B.C. are seeing the consequences of a province-wide rural doctor shortage after their emergency room had to be closed because nobody was available to staff it. …more

Emergency pain in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Jennifer Zielinski – Story: 73431
Apr 4, 2012
Emergency pain in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

Despite efforts to recruit doctors and locums the Princeton General Hospital has been unable to provide consistent emergency services.

The situation became worse for Princeton residents on April 1, when one of the local doctors was no longer able to provide full emergency coverage. This means there will be more frequent Emergency Department (ED) closures, and unless Interior Health (IH) makes adjustments the closures could occur during peak periods. …more

Questions raised after baby delivered in SUV – CBC

April 12, 2012

CBC NEWS
Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2005
Questions raised after baby delivered in SUV

A Princeton woman gave birth to her son in the back seat of the family’s SUV on the side of the road on Wednesday after being sent away from the Princeton hospital. …more

Baby born in SUV after B.C. hospital redirects mom – CBC

April 12, 2012

CBC NEWS
Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2005
By CBC NEWS
Baby born in SUV after B.C. hospital redirects mom

A woman in British Columbia who gave birth in a coffee shop parking lot early Wednesday morning wants answers from local hospital officials who told her to go to a larger regional facility.

Jessica Obey of Princeton gave birth to her son in her family’s SUV while the child’s father got emergency instructions for delivering a baby over the phone. …more

Princeton hospital closures has residents considering moving – CHBC

April 12, 2012

CHBC News
By: Kelowna, CHBC News : Wednesday, April 04
Read it on Global News: CHBC Okanagan | Princeton hospital closures has residents considering moving

News of closures at Princeton General Hospital has some residents considering packing up and moving out of the small Similkameen town.

As of May 1, the emergency room will be closed Monday to Thursday during overnight hours for the next year. Only one of the town’s three physicians will now be on-call. …more

Princeton ER to close Christmas Eve – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Contributed – Story: 68897
Dec 23, 2011
Princeton ER to close Christmas Eve – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

A lack of available staff means people needing emergency care in the Princeton area should be aware that Princeton General Hospital’s Emergency Department will be closed from 7:00 p.m. December 24th to 7:00 a.m. December 25th. …more

Emergency room closed in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Contributed – Story: 71623
Feb 27, 2012
Emergency room closed in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

Residents are advised that the Princeton General Hospital Emergency Department will be closed from noon to 9 p.m. Monday, February 27, due to unexpected physician unavailability. …more

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