Western Hospital emergency closed overnight

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The emergency department will reopen Tuesday morning. (CBC - image credit)
The emergency department will reopen Tuesday morning. (CBC - image credit)

The collaborative emergency centre at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., will be closed overnight Monday, says Health P.E.I.

The closure is due to a temporary lack of staffing.

The emergency department will close at 8 p.m. Monday and reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Health P.E.I. advises anyone with emergency medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency services, including in the following situations:

  • 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.

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