**Updated** Several ER closures announced

**Updated at 3 p.m. on August 16th,2018**

Emergency department closures during daytime hours have been announced in our region.

The emergency department at the South Cumberland CEC in Parrsboro will be shut down from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today through Wednesday and on Saturday.

The ER at the All Saints Springhill CEC will be closed Tuesday through 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, however, will be available at each location.

Meanwhile, The emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Pugwash will close Thursday afternoon. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority said Wednesday that coverage would be in place at the ER until 8 p.m. Thursday. 

However, it now says the ER will close at 4 p.m., while overnight coverage will be available as usual.