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Kings County Memorial Hospital emergency department closed Feb. 21 and 23

Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague
Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague

The emergency department at the Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague will be closed, Friday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to a temporary lack of physician coverage.

Regular hours of operation (8 a.m - 8 p.m.) are available, Saturday, Feb. 22.

An additional walk-in clinic for non-urgent patients will be added at the Montague Health Centre on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The emergency department will reopen as scheduled Monday, Feb. 24 (8 a.m-8 p.m.).

Ambulatory care will not be impacted by these closures.

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; or
  • a baby under six months of age has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

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