The President of the Doctors of B.C says getting urgent care remains an issue in Kamloops.
Dr. Eric Cadesky points to the emergency rooms at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops as an example of pressures in the health care system.
He says in some cases urgent surgeries may be delayed.
“For example in Kamloops your operating rooms are operating at 98 per cent capacity, that’s higher than other places in the region.”
Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar says, the numbers are not surprising to him.
“That is a big problem and certainly RIH sees a lot of trauma which can bump surgeries as well coming off of our highways in various areas that’s why its critical that not only that we see not only the scope and the scale of this next phase stay the same and keep moving on the same timeline.”
Milobar is hoping there are no delays in constructing the new 400 million dollar patient care tower.