Pugwash ED Temporary Closures - Dec 22 to Jan 4

Nova Scotia Health Authority wishes to advise the public the emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash will be OPEN as follows over the coming holiday season:
• Thursday, December 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Thursday, January 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The department will be CLOSED during daytime hours on all other days between December 22 and January 3 inclusive due to a lack of physician coverage.
The closures are necessary because no physician coverage is available.
The overnight coverage (8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) provided by the paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team will be available as usual.
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, Communications and Public Relations, 902-664-6359