Digby General emergency department closed WEDNESDAY

Jonathan Riley jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on November 16, 2016

Digby General Hospital.

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DIGBY, N.S. – The emergency department at Digby General will be closed for a day for the first time in two months.

The emergency department at Digby General Hospital will be closed:

Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority was not able to find a physician to work for this shift.

The health authority is advising the ill and injured to travel to the next-nearest emergency department – Yarmouth or Annapolis Royal – or to call 911.

For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, they suggest you call 811. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

The last time the department was closed was Sept. 16. This latest closure marks the 24th time this year the NSHA was not able to find a physician to cover a shift.

Closures at the Digby General emergency department in 2016 include:

Nov. 16, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sept. 16, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sept. 7, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 31, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 18, 6 p.m. to Aug. 19 at 8 a.m.

Aug. 17, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 27, 6 a.m. to July 28 at 8 a.m.

July 26, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 25, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 21, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 20, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 19, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 18, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 13, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

July 6, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

June 29, 6 a.m. until June 30 at 8 a.m.

May 25, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

May 4, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

April 21, 7 p.m. until April 22, 8 a.m.

March 4, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Feb. 3, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Jan. 27, 6 a.m. to Jan. 28 at 8 a.m.

Jan. 20, 5 a.m. to Jan. 21 at 8 a.m.

jriley@digbycourier.ca