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Newfane losing its only emergency room

Posted at 8:41 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-06 08:29:00-05

The town of Newfane is losing its only emergency room. 

Eastern Niagara Hospital is turning its ER into an urgent care clinic. The announcement comes just a year after the inpatient 63-bed unit shut down. 

The Eastern Niagara Health System is trying to rebound from recent financial losses.

After mid-March, patients who need critical care will have to travel ten miles west, to the ER in Lockport.

Eastern Niagara plans to maintain all of its outpatient clinics in Newfane.