Hospital ER closing eight times

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Department closed most Fridays, all Wednesdays

ER closures

There are eight planned closures in November of Digby General Hospital’s emergency department due to physician unavailability.

All scheduled closures are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The department will be closed Fridays on Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30, and every Wednesday of the month.

People requiring emergency services during the hours of closure are advised to visit the nearest open emergency department or collaborative emergency centre, but to call first to ensure it is open.

The public is reminded to dial 911 in the case of a health emergency; paramedics can administer live saving treatment during transport to hospital.

In non-emergency situations, residents can call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week for advice.

Organizations: Digby General Hospital

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  • Chris
    October 31, 2012 - 02:02

    Sherri, I hate to inform you, but your comment has nothing to do with why Doctor's aren't coming to Digby. The town's bed was made years ago and "politics" has a lot to do with it. Fortunately, the town probably has the best chance of getting back on track with your current Mayor. Piece of advice from a former native, "DUMP THE NDP!"

  • Sherri
    October 28, 2012 - 20:31

    Karen, it is true that Digby is scenic, but, scenery is not enough to draw physicians, or any working person, to Digby. One thing that Annapolis has, is proud of, and promotes is its history, while Digby has no historical culture. Bear River has an artisan culture, while we do not have that either. That is not to say that Digby cannot have culture. Digby has a colourful history, but, it was abandoned years ago, and, it appears that there is no interest in recreating it. Annapolis recreated Fort Anne, the soldiers' barracks, and, gives guided historical tours, complete with period dress. After 1980, a group of motivated Annapolis citizens decided that they were going to give Annapolis Royal a facelift - and, they did. Money (perks) will not keep a physician here. Culture that one can be proud of can. We need to start at the grass roots if Digby is ever going to be an inviting place to live.

  • karen
    October 28, 2012 - 09:07

    We were in Sobey's & noticed a list of Dr's from Annapolis... they have SEVEN Doctors... there has to be a reason why we can't get Doctors to Digby... Digby is a wonderful, scenic town.. if Annapolis can acquire Doctors we should be able to... what is the problem with Digby Hospital..?? Whatever it is we need to fix it whether that be having a new Hospital Board & Administrator.. whatever it takes!