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Temporary Closure Lillian Fraser Hospital Emergency Department

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TATAMAGOUCHE – The emergency department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre will be temporarily closed Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority states the closure is necessary due to a lack of physician coverage, and patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department.

Overnight coverage (8 p.m.- 8 a.m.) provided by a paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician will be available as usual.

Peopleexperiencing a medical emergency should call 911. General health concerns can be directed to 811 where around the clock advice and information from a registered nurse is available.

Anyone unclear about the availability of services may contact the hospital at 902-657-2382.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority states the closure is necessary due to a lack of physician coverage, and patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department.

Overnight coverage (8 p.m.- 8 a.m.) provided by a paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician will be available as usual.

Peopleexperiencing a medical emergency should call 911. General health concerns can be directed to 811 where around the clock advice and information from a registered nurse is available.

Anyone unclear about the availability of services may contact the hospital at 902-657-2382.

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