Temporary closure at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital's emergency department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT, N.S. - The emergency department at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) will be closed from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., as well as from 4 through 8 p.m., on Friday, August 3. The emergency department will also be closed during the 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. day shifts on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6.

These closures are due to physician availability.

Please note, the CEC in Middle Musquodoboit will also be closed from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. every night, as regularly scheduled.

Those experiencing a medical emergency should always call 911.

General health concerns can be directed to 811, where health advice and information is available 24/7 by registered nurses.

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

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