Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority (Updated @ 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2020)

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

Nova Scotia Health Authority will be updating this page with information as it becomes available.

Information for Halifax area and West Hants (*This page does not provide temporary closure information for the IWK Health Centre)

Monday, Jan. 20:

  • The emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital is closed, reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21
  • Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department will be closed.

Information for Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

Monday, Jan. 20:

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 a.m.
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department reopens at 8 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 a.m.  
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Tuesday, Jan. 21:

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 a.m.  
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Wednesday, Jan. 22:

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department reopens at 7 a.m. It also closes at 4 p.m. and reopens on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is closed until Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 a.m.  
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Thursday, Jan. 23:

  • Glace Bay Hospital's emergency department is closed until Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 a.m.
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital's emergency department closes at 6 p.m. It reopens on Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 a.m.
  • Northside General Hospital's emergency department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed overnight. 
  • Eastern Memorial Hospital's emergency department is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed overnight.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital's emergency department is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020.
  • X-ray service at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is closed for facility maintenance. It will reopen when work is completed in March 2020. People needing walk-in X-ray service can go to Glace Bay Hospital or Northside General Hospital between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays) or they can go to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays).

                  Information for Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County

                  Tuesday, January 21

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Wednesday, January 22

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)

                  Thursday, January 23

                  • All Saints Springhill Hospital emergency department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 hours only)
                  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital emergency department in Tatamagouche will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Friday, January 24

                  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital emergency department in Pugwash will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Information for Annapolis and Kings Counties, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Lunenburg and Queens Counties

                  Tuesday, January 21

                  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital's emergency department is closed from 2 p.m. until Wednesday, January 22, at 8 a.m.
                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC), is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, January 23

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC), is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Tuesday, January 28

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC), is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                  Thursday, January 30

                  • Annapolis Community Health Centre's collaborative emergency centre (CEC), is closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.