North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The emergency room at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed for several hours in the coming days.

The closures are necessary because no physician is available to provide coverage. The closures run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 9-13, 16, and 17. On March 14, the emergency room will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m.

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.