ER closures announced at three locations

Emergency department closures have been announced in our region over the next week. 

In Parrsboro, the ER will be shut down at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 

The ER at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be closed Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The emergency department at the North Cumberland CEC in Pugwash will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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

Overnight coverage will be available at each location as usual.