AMHERST – There are several emergency room closures at Cumberland County’s three collaborative emergency centres in the coming week.
In Springhill, the ER at the All Saints CEC will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29; Tuesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 4.
The ER at the North Cumberland Memorial CEC in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 4, while the ER will be closed at the South Cumberland CEC in Parrsboro will be closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; on Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
These closures are because there is no physician available to provide the necessary medical coverage.
Anyone experiencing an emergency should always call 911 while general health questions can be answered by call 811.
The mental health crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.