SHELBURNE, N.S. – The emergency department at Roseway Hospital Shelburne, will be closed Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This closure is due to a lack of physician availability.
The health authority says anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911, particularly if experiencing unusual symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, abdominal pain, persistent headache or dizziness, or an injury requiring stitches or involving a broken bone.
For non-urgent care, people are advised to call their family doctor or primary care provider. For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.
The Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.