Despite delays, the Interior Health Authority is not planning to expand the emergency room at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
The capacity for the current ER wasn’t suppose to be reached for several years after the last renovation, but that’s already occurred.
Interior Health Authority CEO Chris Mazurkewich has received a number of proposals from Kamloops doctors about how to reduce the congestion.
“A critical care unit may make the cut” he says. “That’s an important service for Kamloops and the surrounding communities. So that would be useful and would mean the addition of four beds if that were to happen.”
The RIH emergency room sees an average of 200 patients a day.