Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority (Updated @ 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 20, 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)

Wednesday, Nov. 20:

  • Musquoboit Valley Memorial Hospital's emergency deparment is closed today, re-opening at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21

Information for Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

Wednesday, Nov. 20:

    • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department opens today at 7 a.m. but closes at 4 p.m. and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.
    • Northside General Hospital is closed evenings and weekends.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.

    Thursday, Nov. 21:

    • Victoria County Memorial Hospital closes at 6 p.m. today and re-opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
    • Strait Richmond Hospital closes at 7 a.m. today and re-opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
    • Northside General Hospital is closed evenings and weekends.
    • 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.

    Friday, Nov. 22:

    • Victoria County Memorial Hospital opens at 8 a.m. but closes again at 4 p.m. and re-opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
    • Strait Richmond Hospital is closed and re-opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
    • Northside General Hospital is closed evenings and weekends.
    • 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.

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

                  Wednesday, Nov. 20

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, Nov. 21

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

                  Friday, Nov. 22

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (4 hours only)

                  Saturday, Nov. 23

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash 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.

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

                  Wednesday, November 20

                  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital's emergency department opens at 8 a.m.
                  • Fishermen's Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open reduced hours, open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                  Thursday, Nov. 21

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital's emergency department is closed from 2 p.m., to Friday, November 22, at 8 a.m.
                  • Fishermen's Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open reduced hours today, OPEN from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

                  Friday, November 22

                  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital's emergency department is closed from 2 p.m., to Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m.

                  Tuesday, Nov. 26

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

                  Thursday, Nov. 28

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