North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The emergency department at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash is facing a number of closures due to lack of physician coverage.

The department is closed until 8 p.m. on July 28, and will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from July 31 to Aug. 2. The overnight coverage will resume as usual.

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.