**Updated** Tatamagouche emergency department closure extended

ER Closure

**Updated at 3:19 p.m.**

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says the Tatamagouche emergency department will close Thursday night instead of Friday morning.

The department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital CEC was scheduled to close from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday due to a lack of physician coverage.

In an update Thursday afternoon, the NSHA now says the closure will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday due to the unavailability of nursing staff.

The emergency department will reopen Friday at 8 p.m.