PEI

Emergency department at Western Hospital closed for remainder of day

The Emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton is closed for the remainder of Aug. 4 due to unavailability of staff, Health P.E.I. says.

Anyone with emergency medical needs should call 911

Health P.E.I. says a lack of staffing led to the closure Aug. 4. (Steve Bruce/CBC)

The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton is closed for the remainder of Aug. 4 due to unavailability of staff, Health P.E.I. says.

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.

Recently, Health P.E.I. announced that the overnight Collaborative Emergency Centre at Western Hospital would be closed until at least Sept. 15.

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