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UPDATED: Shelburne Roseway Hospital emergency room closures during Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 timeframe

Shelburne Roseway Hospital. (Tina Comeau)
Shelburne Roseway Hospital. (Tina Comeau)

SHELBURNE, N.S. – The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is advising the public that the emergency department at Roseway Hospital will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 and re-open Friday, February 1 at 8 a.m. (It previously had indicated it would only reopen at 6 p.m. but doctor coverage was found.) 

However, due to lack of physician availability more closures are scheduled for the days ahead. 

The health authority says the emergency room will close Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 a.m. and will reopen Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. Note that the closure time starting on Feb. 2 is now earlier that what the health authority had previously indicated. 

Previously the health authority announced that the emergency department would be closed for the day on Feb. 4, only opening on the morning of Feb. 5, but physician coverage has been found for the day on Feb. 4 so that closure has been cancelled. 

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 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.

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