North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

TATAMAGOUCHE – The collaborative emergency centres in Tatamagouche and Pugwash will both experience closures due to lack of physician coverage.

In Tatamagouche, the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital’s ER will be closed:

  • Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

In Pugwash, the ER at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital will be closed:

  • Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-8 p.m
  • Sept. 8, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Both departments are open during overnight hours (8 p.m.-8 a.m.) with coverage provided by the registered nurse/oversight physician team.

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.