Emergency department closures announced for Cumberland County

There will be daytime closures at the All Saints Springhill CEC Emergency Department, South Cumberland CEC Emergency Department, and North Cumberland CEC over the next week.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the All Saints Springhill CEC Emergency Department will be closed on the following dates: 
- Saturday, April 22nd from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-  Friday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The emergency department at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Parrsboro will also be closed for most of next week, which includes Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

In Pugwash, the North Cumberland CEC will be closed Monday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The health authority says the closures are necessary due to a lack of available physician coverage. 

Overnight coverage will be available as usual.