Emergency closures announced at a number of locations

Several emergency department closures have been announced in our region. 

The ER will be shut down at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Parrsboro Sunday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The emergency department at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be closed Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland CEC will be closed Sunday through Tuesday and again on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

It will also see a four closure on Wednesday until 8 p.m. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says most of these closures are due to a lack of physician coverage, while the evening closure Sunday at the All Saints Springhill CEC is due to a lack of nursing coverage. 

Overnight coverage will be available as usual at each location.