Temporary closures at Lillian Fraser emergency
TATAMAGOUCHE — The emergency department at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre, in Tatamagouche, will be closed for periods during the next two days. Today (Thursday) there is a closure from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, it is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
These closures are due to a lack of physician coverage. Patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the most appropriate emergency department for care. Overnight coverage (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) provided by a paramedic, registered nurse and oversight physician team will be available as usual. General health concerns can also be directed to HealthLink, where advice and information are available around the clock by dialing 811. For emergencies, 911 should be called. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167. Anyone requiring further information can contact the hospital at 902-657-2382.