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Nov. 7 emergency department closure at Digby General Hospital

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DIGBY, N.S. - The emergency department at Digby General Hospital will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen at 10:00 p.m.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says this is due to a lack of physician availability.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911, says the healthy authority, particularly if experiencing unusual symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, abdominal pain, persistent headache or dizziness, or an injury requiring stitches or involving a broken bone.

For non-urgent care, people are asked to call their family doctor or primary care provider. For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.

The Mental Health Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.

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