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Temporary Emergency Department Room Closures Announced for Strait Richmond Hospital

The Nova Scotia Health Authority announced a pair of temporary closures of the Strait Richmond Hospital’s ER.  

The first will see the ER close at 7 a.m. on April 20 and re-open at 8 a.m. on April 22. It will close again at 7 a.m. on April 24 and re-open at 8 a.m. on April 25. The authority said the reason for the closures is a lack of physician coverage.

 Anyone with urgent medical needs  is asked to call 911 and those requiring non-urgent care are asked to call their family doctor.

 To speak with a registered nurse, call 811. The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.