SHELBURNE: The emergency department at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne, will be closed for the following lengths of time over these dates: Friday, Dec. 22, closing at 5 p.m. and reopening Saturday, Dec. 23 at 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 23, closing at 5 p.m. and reopening Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. This means the emergency department will be closed Dec. 24 and 25.
Closures are due to the unavailability of physicians.
Although these upcoming closures are being announced now, Nova Scotia Health Authority continues to work to find physician coverage during these times. Updates will be provided if there are any changes to the schedule. For updates, visit NSHA’s website under News.
There are additional gaps in the Roseway emergency department schedule the week after Christmas and work is underway to find coverage for as many of these shifts as possible.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority wants the public to know that access to quality emergency care in Nova Scotia is ensured by an inter-connected network of emergency departments as well as a world class system including 911, highly-skilled paramedics, ambulances and a communication centre to coordinate pre-hospital care, inter-facility transport (air and ground), and telemedicine support.
While certain smaller sites can be closed from time to time, the overall inter-connected emergency system is always open (24/7/365). By calling 911 in an emergency, services are available when you need them the most and care often begins right away. Nova Scotians can also call 811 any time of day or night for health information and advice from a registered nurse. The Mental Health Crisis Line also operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.