Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority (Updated @ 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2020)

 

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

Nova Scotia Health Authority will be updating this page with information as it becomes available.

Information for Halifax area and West Hants (*This page does not provide temporary closure information for the IWK Health Centre)

 

Friday, Feb. 28

  • The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital will be closed today starting at 8:00 a.m.  It reopens at 8 a.m. on Monday March 2. 
  • The emergency department at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital will be closed today and reopens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. 

Saturday, Feb. 29

  • The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital will be closed today.  It reopens at 8 a.m. on Monday March 2. 

Sunday, March 1

  • The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital will be closed today.  It reopens at 8 a.m. on Monday March 2. 

Monday, March 2

  • The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital reopens today at 8 a.m.

Information for Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

Friday, Feb. 28

  • Walk-in blood & specimen collections at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is cancelled for the day due to a power outage. The service resumes on Monday, Mar. 2 at 8 a.m. People needing walk-in service today can go to Glace Bay Hospital, Northside General Hospital or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Saturday, Feb. 29

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Monday, Mar. 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department closes at 6 a.m. It reopens on Monday, Mar. 2 at 8 a.m.
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department closes at 4 p.m. It reopens on Sunday, Mar. 1 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • Walk-in blood & specimen collections and specimen drop-off services at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital have new hours. Walk-in blood & specimen collections are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with patient registration stopping at 11:30 a.m. The specimen drop-off service is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Sunday, Mar. 1

  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department is closed until Monday, Mar. 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department is closed until Monday, Mar. 2 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • Walk-in blood & specimen collections and specimen drop-off services at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital have new hours. Walk-in blood & specimen collections are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with patient registration stopping at 11:30 a.m. The specimen drop-off service is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Monday, Mar. 2

  • Walk-in blood & specimen collections at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital resumes at 8 a.m.
  • Strait Richmond Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Tuesday, Mar. 3

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Wednesday, Mar. 4

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Thursday, Mar. 5 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Thursday, Mar. 5

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Monday, Mar.9 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Friday, Mar. 6

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Monday, Mar. 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in spring 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

                  Information for Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County

                  Friday, February 28

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Saturday, February 29

                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 hours only)

                  Sunday, March 1

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 hours only)

                  Monday, March 2

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (1 hour only)
                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Tuesday, March 3

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Wednesday, March 4

                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Thursday, March 5

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre emergency department in Parrsboro will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

                  Friday, March 6

                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Saturday, March 7

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Information for Annapolis and Kings Counties, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Lunenburg and Queens Counties

                  Tuesday, March 3

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, March 5

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Tuesday, March 10

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, March 12

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Tuesday, March 17

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, March 19

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC) is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.