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.