North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The Collaborative Emergency Centre in the Pugwash is facing a number of closures due to lack of physician coverage.

The department will be closed until 8 p.m. on Jan. 4, as well as 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 5-9. It will also be closed from 4 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 10.

The overnight coverage (8 p.m.-8 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.