ER closures announced at four locations

Emergency department closures have been announced at several locations in our region. 

The ER at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Tatamagouche will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

In Pugwash, the emergency department at the North Cumberland CEC will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and on Friday. 

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

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

In Parrsboro, the ER at the South Cumberland CEC will be shut down from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

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

Overnight coverage will be available as usual at each location.