North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed to the public for several hours on June 14 and 16.

Both closures are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., due to lack of physician coverage. Coverage will resume at 8 p.m. both days, thanks to 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.

Anyone who is unclear on a proper course of action may also contact the hospital at 902-243-2521 extension 1.

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Raissa Tetanish
Raissa Tetanish is the editor of the Tatamagouche Light. She has more than 12 years experience as a reporter, with a background in both photography and photojournalism. She can be reached at 902-305-6177, or