Pugwash ED Temporary Closures - Week of Sept 16 to 22

Nova Scotia Health Authority wishes to advise the public the emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash will be CLOSED follows:
• Sunday, September 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (4 hours only)
• Thursday, September 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (4 hours only)
• Friday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

These closures are necessary because no physician coverage is available.
The department is open during overnight hours (8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) with coverage provided by the paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team.
Those experiencing a medical emergency should always call 911. General health concerns can also be directed to HealthLink 811 where advice and information are available around the clock by simply dialing 811. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.
Anyone who is unclear on a proper course of action may also contact the Hospital at 902-243-2521 extension 1.
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Contact: Ann Keddy, Senior Communications Advisor, 902-664-6359