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.