Springhill emergency department to once again be closed for 36 straight hours

The All Saints Springhill Collaborative Emergency Centre's emergency department will once again be closed for 36 straight hours.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says the ER will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday night until 8 a.m. Saturday due to a lack of nursing coverage.

The department was already scheduled to close during daytime, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., both Friday and Saturday.

The emergency department is normally open during the overnight hours, with coverage provided by the registered nurse and oversight physician team.

A similar 36-hour closure took place from February 19th to 20th.