Emergency Room in Tatamgouche closed Thursday afternoon, Friday

Hospital emergency department

The emergency department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche will be closed for 7 hours Thursday afternoon.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says the ER will be shut down from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to a lack of physician coverage, but will re-open for the overnight hours.

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

The NSHA says the emergency department at the Lillian Fraser will also be closed during the day on Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Friday's closure is also due to a lack of physician coverage.

Anyone in need of immediate medical attention should call 911.