Temporary closure at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s CEC emergency department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT, N.S. – Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) wishes to advise the public that the emergency department at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s collaborative emergency centre (CEC) will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 until to 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 due to lack of physician coverage.

Please note that the CEC’s emergency department closes overnight Friday as regularly scheduled.

Those experiencing a medical emergency should always 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 from registered nurses.

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

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Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344
 
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