Temporary interruption to X-ray service in Barriere

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The Barriere Health Centre is advising area residents that non-emergency medical imaging services are temporarily unavailable in Barriere until further notice due to limited technologist staffing.

Patients requiring these services will be directed to alternate locations:

• Royal Inland Hospital – 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. No appointment required.

• Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater – 640 Park Drive, Clearwater. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Book an appointment by calling 250-674-2244.

Interior Health is also reminding people that anyone requiring emergency care should call 911.

“Our priority is to support people across the region with access to medical imaging services,” said an Interior Health press release. “We are actively recruiting for additional medical imaging technologists to support services in all our communities, including those in Barriere.”

Interior Health advise they regret this change to normal services and will update the community when more information is available.