Fewer ER closures in Tatamagouche & Pugwash than originally planned

ER Closure

The health authority has secured physician coverage for two local emergency departments, meaning fewer closures this week.

Site Manager Barbara Cook tells our newsroom the emergency department in Tatamagouche will now be open 8 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, and closed from 3 pm to 8 pm, before the overnight coverage begins.

The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital ER was originally scheduled to be closed 8 am to 8 pm both days.

As for the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cook says the emergency department was supposed to be closed Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm, but additional physician coverage means it'll be open instead and there won't be any Pugwash ER closures this week.