Digby General Hospital’s emergency department will be closed this Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to physician unavailability.
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ER closing 3 Wednesdays this month
The April 2 closure is one of three announced closures in April. Other closures are Wednesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 30. All are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
People requiring emergency services during the hours of closure are advised to visit the nearest open emergency department or collaborative emergency centre.
A nurse practitioner is taking appointments twice weekly at the Digby Clinic in DGH for those without a family physician or primary care provider. For an appointment, telephone 245-2502, extension 3243
The public is reminded to dial 911 in the case of a health emergency as paramedics can administer live saving treatment during transport to hospital.
In non-emergency situations, call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week for advice. People experiencing a mental health issue can call the 24/7 mental health crisis line: 1-888-429-8167
Updated information on emergency department schedules and other news releases are on the South West Health website: www.swndha.nshealth.ca