More ER closures announced

Emergency department closures have been announced at several locations. 

The ER at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Parrsboro will be closed Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

In Pugwash, the emergency department at the North Cumberland CEC will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and again next Friday and Saturday. 

The ER at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche will be closed Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and next Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 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.