Emergency Room closures in Cumberland County this week

Hospital emergency department

Another round of emergency room closures is scheduled for three hospitals in Cumberland County this week.

The province says starting today, the emergency room in Parsboro will be closed daily until Wednesday, and then on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The health authority says the emergency department in Pugwash is closed today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., is open tomorrow, and then is closed daily from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The province has also scheduled the emergency room in Springhill to be closed everyday, between today and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says these closures are all due to a shortage of physician coverage.