The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., will be closed Friday at 8 a.m. until Saturday at 8 a.m., according to a news release from Health P.E.I.
The closure is because of a lack of physician coverage, the release said.
Anyone with emergency medical needs 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 or higher.
For health information, Health P.E.I. said to call 811 to speak to a nurse.
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