More emergency department closures announced in the region
Emergency department closures have been announced at several locations in our region.
The ER at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Pugwash will be closed Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday, when it will be closed only four hours until 8 p.m.
In Parrsboro, the ER at the South Cumberland CEC will be shut down Sunday through Wednesday and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The emergency department at the All Saints Springhill CEC will see closures on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.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 as usual.