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.