Emergency Room closures in Cumberland County: June 9-15

Another round of closures has been announced for the emergency rooms in Pugwash, Springhill and Parrsboro for this week.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed on the following days and times:
- Sunday June 9: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Monday June 10: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday June 12: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Thursdsy June 13: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Friday June 14: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday June 15: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Government says the ER at All Saints Springhill Collaborative Emergency Centre will be shut down for the following times:
- Sunday June 9: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday June 11: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday June 13: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Friday June 14: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The province says the emergency department at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Parrsboro will be closed as follows:
- Sunday June 9: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Monday June 10: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday June 12: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday June 13: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The closures are necessary because no physician coverage is available, however the province says all three emrgency rooms will be open overnight, with coverage provided by the registered nurse/oversight physician team.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 immediately.