Dawson Creek and area residents are advised that Dawson Creek & District Hospital remains open, as the facility recovers from a small fire inside the hospital earlier today.
The hospital’s emergency department, inpatient areas, oncology services, laboratory and medical imaging departments are fully operational. Patients can continue to access these services as they normally would.
The fire occurred in a utility area of the hospital, and damage was contained to a power source in that area. There was no damage to hospital infrastructure, and phones and power have been restored. Visitors to the hospital may notice an odour as the facility is still being ventilated.
Northern Health is working closely with physicians to communicate with patients and their families and minimize any disruptions. Northern Health appreciates the patience of patients, visitors and our staff, as we recover from this unexpected incident.