Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority (Updated @ 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2019)

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

Nova Scotia Health Authority will be updating this page with information as it becomes available.

Information for Halifax area and West Hants (*This page does not provide temporary closure information for the IWK Health Centre)

Friday, Dec. 13

  • The emergency department at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital will be closed today, reopening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14

Monday, Dec. 16

  • The emergency department at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital will be closed today, reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17

Information for Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

Friday, Dec. 13:

  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in the new year.

Saturday, Dec. 14:

  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department closes at 6 a.m. and reopens on Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in the new year.

Sunday, Dec. 15:

  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department is closed. It reopens on Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department is closed. It reopens on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in the new year.

Monday, Dec. 16:

  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Tuesday, Dec. 17:

  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department closes at 6 p.m. It reopens on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • Ultrasound at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed. It is relocating to a new area by the hospital's switchboard and will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Wednesday, Dec. 18:

  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Ultrasound at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital reopens in its new location near the hospital's switchboard.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Thursday, Dec. 19:

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed overnight. 
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

 

                  Information for Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County

                  Friday, December 13

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will reopen at 8 a.m.
                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)

                  Saturday, December 14

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Sunday, December 15

                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Monday, December 16

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Thursday, December 19

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)

                  Friday, December 20

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Information for Annapolis and Kings Counties, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Lunenburg and Queens Counties

                  Friday, December 13

                  • Roseway Hospital's emergency department opens at 12 noon.

                  Sunday, December 15

                  • Eastern Kings Memorial Health Centre's after hours clinic is closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

                  Monday, December 16

                  • Roseway Hospital's emergency department is closed from 6 p.m. to Tuesday, December 17, at 8 a.m.
                  • X-ray service at Soldiers Memorial Hospital is closed today.

                  Tuesday, December 17

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, December 19

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Tuesday, December 24

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC), is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, December 26

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Tuesday, December 31

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.