**Updated** ER closures announced at several locations

**Updated at 11:06 a.m. on April 18th, 2018**

Emergency department closures have been announced at several locations. 

The ER at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Tatamagouche will be closed 12 hours Saturday until 8 p.m. 

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland CEC will be closed Saturday through Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The emergency department at the South Cumberland CEC in Parrsboro will be shut down Sunday, Monday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

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

Health officials say the closures at three of the locations are due to a lack of physician coverage, while the closure at Lillian Fraser is due to a nursing shortage.

Overnight coverage will be available as usual.