A lack of physician coverage has resulted in temporary closures at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital’s Collaborative Emergency Centre.
A notice from the Nova Scotia Health Authority says the centre will be closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and again on Tuesday (March 19) from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department for care.
The overnight emergency department coverage (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) provided by the paramedic, registered nurse and 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 where advice and information are available around the clock by dialing 811. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.
Anyone who is unclear about the availability of services may also contact the hospital at 902-657-2382.