North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash will be closed for 12 hours on Wednesday.

The closure runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 17 because no physician coverage is available. It will re-open at 8 p.m. with services provided by a paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911. General health concerns can be directed to HealthLink811 (dial 811) at any time. 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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