Pugwash ED Closures - Week of August 11 through 17

Nova Scotia Health Authority wishes to advise the public there has been a change to the schedule for the emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash. The department will be CLOSED follows:
• Friday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

These 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, Senior Communications Advisor, 902-664-6359