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Shelburne and Digby hospital emergency departments seeing closures during June 15-18 timeframe

The Kings County Memorial Hospital emergency department will be closed Saturday. -123RF
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SHELBURNE and DIGBY, N.S.  –  Two emergency departments at hospitals in the region are seeing closures over the June 15-18 timeframe.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is advising the public that the emergency department at Roseway Hospital Shelburne, will be closed Friday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen Saturday, June 16, at 8:00 a.m.

On Sunday, June 17, it will closed at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen Monday, June 18, at 8:00 a.m.

This is due to a lack of physician availability.

The emergency department at the Digby General Hospital will be closed Sunday, June 17 at 8 a.m. and will reopen on Monday, June 18 at 8 a.m. This is due to physician unavailability.

The Digby hospital's emergency department also had to close unexpectedly Friday morning due to the unexpected unavailability of a physician. The department closed at 8 a.m. on June 15 and was to reopen at 8 p.m. that same day.

The health authority says hose experiencing a medical emergency should call 911. General health concerns can be directed to 811, where health advice and information are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered nurses.

The Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.

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