Tatamagouche ER closed this weekend

The province says the Emergency Department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche will be closed during the day this weekend.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the emergency room will be shut down on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The province says patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department for care.

According to the announcement, the closures are due to a lack of doctors. 

The Emergency Department will be open overnight, with coverage provided by the paramedic, registered nurse, and overnight physician team.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should immediately call 911.