Kiwanis donates $50,000 to ER upgrade

Kiwanis donates $50,000 to ER upgrade

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The Oliver Kiwanis Club has donated $50,000 towards the emergency room upgrade at South Okanagan General Hospital. (Photo by Lyonel Doherty)

The Kiwanis Club of Oliver was in a generous mood yesterday when it donated $50,000 towards the emergency department upgrade at South Okanagan General Hospital.

Upgrades to SOGH include developing a new waiting and triage area, a separate public emergency department entrance, and the relocation of admitting and administration services.

Once complete, patients requiring emergency treatment will access the emergency room from a separate entrance, ensuring privacy.

The project will also include new exterior signage to improve public navigation to the emergency department.

The upgrades are slated to cost approximately $1 million.

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