Emergency department closures announced at three locations

Several emergency department closures have been announced during daytime hours over the next week. 

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) will be closed Friday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The South Cumberland CEC emergency department in Parrsboro will be shut down from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

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

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

Overnight coverage will be available as usual.