ER Closures in Cumberland and Colchester: Nov 3-9

Hospital emergency department

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has released the schedule of temporary emergency room closures in Cumberland and Colchester for this week.

The emergency departments in Pugwash, Parrsboro, Springhill and Tatamagouche will be closed as follows:

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital (Pugwash):
- Sunday November 3: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday November 5: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday November 6: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday November 7: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday November 8: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday November 9: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Parrsboro):
- Sunday November 3: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Monday November 4: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday November 5: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday November 6: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All Saint's Springhill Hospital (Springhill):
- Tuesday November 5: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital (Tatamagouche):
- Saturday November 9: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The NSHA says the closures are due to a lack of physician coverage.

Regardless of whether an emergency department is closed during the day, all four will be open during the overnight hours, with overnight coverage provided by the paramedic, registered nurse, oversight physician team.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911.