North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The emergency department at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash will be closed numerous times over the course of the next week or more due to lack of physician coverage.

It will be closed:

  • July 12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • July 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • July 14, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • July 15, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • July 16, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • July 17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • July 18, 4-8 p.m. (four hours only)
  • July 20, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • July 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

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.