Montague emergency department closed Friday due to lack of doctors

The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague is closed Friday due to a "temporary lack of physician coverage," says Health PEI.

Call 911 or go to QEH in Charlottetown in case of emergency, Health PEI advises

The emergency department at the Montague hospital will be closed Friday, Health PEI says. (Google Street View)

The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague is closed Friday due to a "temporary lack of physician coverage," says Health PEI.

The emergency department will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m., a written release said.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown if they have:

  • Discomfort or tightness in the chest.
  • Unusual shortness of breath.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Prolonged, persistent headache or dizziness.
  • An injury that requires stitches.
  • A broken bone.
  • A child with prolonged diarrhea or vomiting.
  • A baby under six months of age with a fever of 38 C or higher.

Health PEI suggests for non-urgent care, people visit their primary care provider or a walk-in clinic

Islanders can also call 811 to speak with an experienced registered nurse for advice on any health concerns.