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

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

In Tatamagouche, the emergency department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital will be closed:

  • May 30, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • May 31, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash will be closed:

  • May 28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • May 30, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • May 31, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Coverage will continue overnight at both centres with the paramedic/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.