Western Hospital emergency department closed over weekend
The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., will not open this Saturday or Sunday.
The department will be closed due to a lack of staffing, Health P.E.I. said in a news release.
The emergency would normally be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because of the weekend closure, it will stay closed until Monday at 8 a.m.
Health P.E.I. advises anyone with emergency medical needs to 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 that 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 or higher.
If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak to a registered nurse.
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