Strait Richmond Hospital emergency department temporary closure

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) wishes to advise the public that the emergency department at Strait Richmond Hospital will be closed from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6 until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 7 due to lack of physician coverage.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911, particularly if experiencing unusual symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, abdominal pain, persistent headache or dizziness, or an injury requiring stitches or involving a broken bone.

For non-urgent care, please call your family doctor or visit a walk-in clinic.

For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.

The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.

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Media Contact:
Greg Boone
Communications & Public Relations
Phone: 902-567-7791
Cell: 902-565-6872
Toll Free: 1-844-483-3344
Greg.Boone@nshealth.ca