The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital collaborative emergency centre. Raissa Tetanish photo

The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre’s emergency department will be closed until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The closure is due to lack of physician coverage. Those with medical emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, or the most appropriate emergency department for care.



Coverage will resume at 8 p.m. with the paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician team.

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 simply 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.