10 of the 37 emergency room departments in Nova Scotia are going to be closed for at least a portion of the upcoming week, in large part due to doctor shortages. The Nova Scotia Health Authority updated their list of hospital closures yesterday, detailing the closure of 10 of the emergency rooms across the province.
According to Global News, the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital emergency department is set to be closed all week - it will reopen Saturday. The middle Musquodoboit Hospital is not the only facility to be closed due to a lack of doctors with four more around the province also closed for some part of this week.
Sheet Harbour's Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital emergency room is closed from eight this morning until Wednesday.
The Roseway Hospital in Shelburne is closed today between eight this morning, and six tonight. Meanwhile, the Annapolis Community Health Centre's Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed from eight am, to eight pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre in Tatamagouche is also going to be closed throughout the day Thursday and Saturday.
A further five emergency rooms are going to be closed for undisclosed reasons, according to the NSHA. Those include All Saints Springhill Hospital closed from eight am until eight pm today and tomorrow. The South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency room is closed from 8:30 am til 8:30 PM until Wednesday, then again Saturday.
In Cape Breton, the closures are more extensive, with Glace Bay Hospital’s emergency department closed for the entire month of August, and the Northside General Hospital emergency department in North Sydney, being closed until August 28th. In addition, the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital’s emergency department closed until August 14th, at 7 in the morning.