Life for Pugwash Emergency Fizzles Again
Following two open days during the holiday weekend, the emergency department at the Pugwash Hospital has fallen back to closed more than open.
The department was open this past Saturday and Monday, but it will remain closed each day for the rest of the week.
The department rules require a physician to be on-site during the daytime. If one is not available the department is closed from 8:00 in the morning till 8:00 in the evening.
The department is almost always open during the late evening and overnight hours when staffed by at least one paramedic and a nurse, with a doctor on call.
Emergency services at the Pugwash facility are closed more than any other service in the province, a fact for more than a year.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority continues to describe the closures as "temporary".
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