North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

Due to lack of physician coverage, the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash will see closures daily for the next week.

The ER will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 6, and 10, as well as 4-8 p.m. Aug. 8.  

The department is open during overnight hours (8 p.m.-8 a.m.) with coverage provided by 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.