More ER closures announced

More emergency department closures have been announced in our region.

The ER at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Pugwash will be closed Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

It will also see a four-hour closure on Wednesday until 8 p.m. 

In Parrsborro, the ER at the South Cumberland CEC will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The ER at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. 

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

Overnight coverage will be available as usual at each location. 

Health officials are also reminding the public that the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital CEC in Tatamagouche has changed its emergency department hours for the months of August and September.

The CEC will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but it will be closed overnight during these months.