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Alberton hospital's emergency department closed Dec. 9 and 13

Western Hospital, Alberton.
Western Hospital, Alberton. - Eric McCarthy

The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton will be closed Monday, Dec. 9, at 8 a.m. due to a temporary lack of physician coverage.  

The Collaborative Emergency Centre will also be closed on Monday from 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m.

The emergency department will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and the Collaborative Emergency Centre will reopen Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The emergency department will also be closed Friday, Dec. 13, as of 8 a.m. and reopen 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, to 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, reopening at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Anyone with emergency medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency services at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside 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 (100.4 F) or higher

Anyone with health concerns or who needs immediate health information can call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

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