The Nova Scotia Health Authority announced there will a temporary closure of the emergency department at the Strait Richmond Hospital beginning at 7 a.m. on February 13, and reopening at 8 a.m. on February 14.
This closure is due to the unavailability of physicians to cover the shift.
People experiencing an emergency are asked to call 911 or go to the nearest open emergency department. For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, please call 811. The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.