Emergency Room closures in Cumberland and Colchester: October 13-19

Hospital emergency department

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has released the schedule of temporary daytime closures for emergency rooms in Colchester and Cumberland County for this week.

All Saints Springhill:
- Sunday October 13: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday October 16: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital (Pugwash):
- Sunday October 13: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday October 15: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday October 16: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday October 18: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital (Tatamagouche):
- Sunday October 13: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday October 18: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The province says these closures are necessary due to a lack of physician coverage, but all three ER's will be available every night during the overnight hours, regardless of a daytime closure.

Overnight coverage is provided by the paramedic, registered nurse, oversight physician team.

The emergency department in Parrsboro does not have any closures scheduled for this week.

Anyone in need of immediate medical attention should call 911.