ER Closures in Cumberland and Colchester: October 6-12

Hospital emergency department

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has released the following schedule of temporary daytime closures for the emergency rooms in Pugwash, Parrsboro, Tatamagouche and Springhill.

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital (Pugwash):
- Sunday October 6: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Monday October 7: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday October 8: 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday October 10: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday October 11: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Parrsboro)
- Monday October 7: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday October 8: 8:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday October 9: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital (Tatamagouche):
- Monday October 7: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (5 hours only)
- Thursday October 10: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday October 12: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All Saints Springhill Hospital (Springhill):
- Tuesday October 8: 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday October 11: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday October 12: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The NHSA says these closures are all necessary due to a lack of physician coverage.

All four emergency departments will be available during the overnight hours, with coverage provided by the paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 immediately.