North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The Collaborative Emergency Department in Pugwash will be closed for 12 hours on Monday.

The closure at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 24 because no physician is available for coverage. The CEC will be open from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m., with coverage provided by a paramedic, registered nurse, and oversight physician team.

Anyone facing a medical emergency at any time should always call 911. General health concerns can be directed to HealthLink 811 (call 811), where advice and information is available 24 hours a day. 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.