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Strait Richmond Hospital’s Emergency Department has been closed 20 times since January

Late last year, The Nova Scotia Health Authority announced they were facing a challenge with

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the availability of physicians to cover emergency department shifts at the Strait Richmond Hospital, noting there would likely be ongoing closures on Wednesdays.

NSHA spokesperson Greg Boone said the ER closures have continued at the hospital, noting there were 20 ER closures at the Strait Richmond since January, most of which were on Wednesdays. Boone said the situation is similar to those facing other community hospitals in the province.  

Boone said the authority is continuing to work to recruit family physicians who would also be able to cover those shifts, however they don’t have anybody in place. He said some physicians from other areas have come in to help out as well.

The NSHA recruiters are continuing to do the best they can said Boone, adding he encourages people to call their local hospital to check to see if the emergency room is open if they are not sure.

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Possible uses for former West Richmond Education Centre in Evanston under Discussion

A community group has been formed to explore future uses for the former West Richmond Education Centre in Evanston.  The school closed five years ago.  Recently a public meeting was held and some of the ideas to utilize the property included seniors or new starter rentals, medical offices, or a day care.  The suggestion that attracted the most interest was a palliative or hospice based use.  The former school is close to the Strait Richmond Hospital.

The president of the Community Needs Society, Richard Cook, says they will continue to survey the public for their ideas on what the property should be used for.

 

Copies of the survey are available on the Community Needs Society’s Facebook page and in a number of locations between Port Hawkesbury and St. Peters.

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Emergency Department at Strait Richmond Hospital to close temporarily this week

There will again be another temporary closure of the Emergency Department at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston. The closure is due to no doctors being available to cover the shift and will run from Wednesday morning at 7:00 until Thursday morning at 8:00.

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

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Emergency Department at Strait Richmond Hospital closed

There’s been an unexpected closure of the emergency department at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the Emergency Department will be closed Friday at 8 a.m. It reopens Saturday morning at 8.

The closure is because there’s no physicians to cover the shift.

If you have an emergency, please 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

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Lack of Physicians to cover prompts temporary closure of Strait Richmond Hospital Emergency Department

There will be a temporary closure of the Emergency Department at the Strait Richmond Hospital this week. It will be closed from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday. Officials with the Nova Scotia Health Authority say the closure of the department at the Evanston medical facility is because there’s no physicians available to cover the shift.

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest open emergency department. For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, call 8-1-1. The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

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ER at Strait Richmond Hospital closed on Wednesday

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is advising residents that the Emergency Department at the Strait Richmond Hospital will be closed on Wednesday. The closure will be from 7:00 a.m. until Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

This closure is due to the unavailability of physicians to cover the shift. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest open emergency department.

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Strait Richmond Hospital ER to be Shut Down mid-week for One Day

Emergency services at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston will not be available on Wednesday of this week. The Nova Scotia Health Authority says that between 7:00 AM Wednesday and 8:00 AM Thursday, the Emergency department will be closed due to the unavailability of physicians.
If you have an emergency, contact 911, or go to the nearest open emergency department.
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Strait Richmond Hospital ER in Evanston to be closed Wednesday

The Emergency Department at Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston will be closed on Wednesday. The closure will be between Wednesday morning at 7:00am until Thursday morning at 8:00. This closure is due to the unavailability of physicians to cover the shift.
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest open emergency department. For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, please call 811.
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Blood Collections on hold at Strait Richmond Hospital

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the walk-in blood collections service at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanstan is unavailable until further notice.  Staff illness is the reason the service is not operating.
While the service is down, patients needing walk-in lab collections can go to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.