Another round of local emergency department closures announced

A pair of emergency departments in Cumberland County have announced daytime closures for the next week.

In Pugwash, the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre's emergency department will be shut down from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. from Sunday through next Saturday, with the exception of Wednesday where the closure runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Closures in Springhill also run from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says a lack of physician coverage is behind the temporary closures.

They also sent out a reminder that the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre's emergency department is closed overnight this month.