Cumberland North MLA wants action for Pugwash emergency department

The MLA for Cumberland North says the government must do more for rural healthcare and smaller emergency rooms.

Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin tabled a petition today with 44 signatures, and gave 31 letters to Health Minister Randy Delorey on behalf of residents in the Pugwash area.

Closures for North Cumberland Memorial Emergency Care Centre's emergency department are announced nearly every week by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Smith-McCrossin says in a release this has created unsafe medical situations in the community, and she wants the government to put a higher priority on hiring physicians in Pugwash and the surrounding area.