Montague ER closing early 3 days this week

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The Kings County Memorial Hospital ER will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be open regular hours on Friday. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)
The Kings County Memorial Hospital ER will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be open regular hours on Friday. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)

The emergency room at the Kings Country Memorial Hospital in Montague will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this week, according to Health P.E.I.

It will be open regular hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — on Friday.

The reduced hours are a result of a temporary lack of staffing, Health P.E.I. said.

Anyone with emergency medical needs outside of these hours should call 911 or seek emergency services when:

  • Experiencing discomfort or tightness in the chest.

  • Experiencing unusual shortness of breath.                         

  • Experiencing abdominal pain.

  • Experiencing prolonged and persistent headache or dizziness.

  • An injury may require stitches or involve a broken bone.

  • A child has prolonged diarrhea or vomiting.

  • A baby under six months of age has a fever of 38 C (100.4 F) or higher.

If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

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