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 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday through to Tuesday. 

It will also be closed on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The ER at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be shut down Friday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

In Parrsboro, the emergency department at the South Cumberland CEC will be closed Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the closures are due to a lack of physician coverage. 

Overnight coverage at each location will be available as usual.