**Updated** Emergency department closures announced at four locations

**Updated at 10:20 a.m.**

Emergency department closures have been announced at three locations in our area. 

The ER at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) in Tatamgouche will be closed Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at All Saints Springhill CEC, which was announced earlier this week. 

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland CEC will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through to Tuesday. 

It will also be closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Wednesday. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the closures are necessary because no physician coverage is available. 

Overnight coverage at each location will be available as usual.