North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

Upcoming closures to the emergency department in Pugwash have been announced.

The Collaborative Emergency Centre at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24, and 27, as well as 4-8 p.m. Feb. 28 due to lack of physician coverage.

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 contact the hospital at 902-243-2521, extension 1.