Emergency department closures announced at three locations

Emergency department closures have been announced at three locations in our area over the next week. 

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The ER at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be closed Friday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The emergency department at the South Cumberland CEC in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday through to next Thursday, with the exception of Monday.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says these closures are necessary because no physician coverage is available. 

Overnight coverage will be offered as usual.