North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

Lack of physician coverage is once again causing the emergency department in Pugwash to close.

The closures will be:

  • Nov. 24, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Nov. 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Nov. 28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Nov. 29, 4-8 p.m.
  • Nov. 30, 8 a.m.-noon

The overnight coverage (8 p.m.-8 a.m.) provided by the paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team will be available 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.

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Raissa Tetanish
Raissa Tetanish is the editor of the Tatamagouche Light. She has more than 12 years experience as a reporter, with a background in both photography and photojournalism. She can be reached at 902-305-6177, or raissatetanish@tatamagouchelight.com.