PSA: Soldiers Memorial Hospital emergency department will be closed for two weeks

Soldiers Memorial Hospital emergency department in Middleton will be temporarily closed for the next two weeks, starting April 22.

Western Zone facilities are significantly overcapacity with increased inpatient COVID demand coupled with staffing shortages. In order to support the Western Zone COVID response, trained emergency department staff from Soldiers Memorial Hospital will be temporarily reassigned to Valley Regional Hospital emergency department. We recognize the concerns this change may cause, however, our priority must be to maintain our regional emergency department. 

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911. 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 Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.

All temporary closures can be found online at www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures

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