Western Hospital ER closed overnight, reopens Wednesday morning

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Islanders are advised to call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on any potential emergency health concerns. (Brian Higgins/CBC - image credit)
Islanders are advised to call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on any potential emergency health concerns. (Brian Higgins/CBC - image credit)

The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., will be closed Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and reopen Wednesday at 8 a.m., said Health P.E.I. in a news release.

The closure is due to a lack of staff.

Health P.E.I. said 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.

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

Islanders are advised to call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on any potential emergency health concerns.

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