Emergency room in Tatamagouche closed this weekend

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says there are not enough doctors to staff the emergency room at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital this weekend.

As a result, the ER will be closed during the day on Saturday February 2 and Sunday February 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The province says the overnight emergency department coverage from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. provided by the paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician team will be available as usual.

During the closure, patients are asked to go to the emergency department at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.

Anyone with a medical emergency should call 911.