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Physician unavailability Prompts Several Closures of the emergency department at the Strait Richmond Hospital

There will be several closures of the Strait Richmond Hospital’s emergency department over the next week.

The first closure is from Wednesday morning at 7 until 8 a.m. Thursday. The second shut-down is from Saturday at 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Monday, the 19th. There’s no doctors available to cover the shifts.

If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest open emergency department. For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, call 811.

The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.