Renovations at Royal Inland Hospital’s Emergency Department

These renovations began March 11 and will continue for approximately six to eight weeks

Interior Health Authority

KAMLOOPS – The Royal Inland Hospital Emergency Department is undergoing renovations to accommodate a new electronic medical records (EMR) system.

These renovations began March 11 and will continue for approximately six to eight weeks.

During this time, patients who come to RIH for emergency services should be aware of changes to how they access the Emergency Department:

• While the doors to access Emergency remain the same, the patient triage area has been temporarily relocated, closer to the second-floor parkade entrance.

• Signage and information has been posted within the department to help direct patients.

• Visitors to RIH who do not require emergency services should refrain from using the ED entrance to access the rest of the hospital.

Interior Health would like to thank the public for its patience during this time of transition to our new electronic medical records system. The new system will enhance patient care by allowing health professionals to input medical information directly into a computer system instead of creating written orders using paper and pen.

Interior Health is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a wide range of quality healthcare services to more than 730,000 people living across B.C.’s vast interior.

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