Western P.E.I.’s only emergency department is being shutdown on Saturday because of a lack of physicians.
Health P.E.I. says the emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton will be closed for 24 hours.
The shutdown will last from 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.
On Nov. 16, the emergency department will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
During these periods of closure, Island EMS will transport patients from the West Prince area who require emergency medical care directly to the Prince County Hospital in Summerside.
Anyone with urgent medical needs should continue to call 9-1-1 or seek emergency services in Summerside.
In non-urgent situations, Islanders are encouraged to visit their family physician’s office or a walk-in clinic.