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Montague emergency department closed Tuesday due to lack of doctors

An Island EMS ambulance sits in its bay at the company’s Summerside base.
An Island EMS ambulance. - Colin MacLean

Islanders are advised to call 911 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown

Montague, P.E.I. - The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 26 due to a temporary lack of physician coverage.

The emergency department will re-open Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m.

Anyone requiring urgent medical attention must call 911 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown if experiencing the following:

  • discomfort or tightness in the chest
  • unusual shortness of breath
  • abdominal pain
  • prolonged and persistent headache or dizziness
  • an injury that may require stitches or involve a broken bone
  • a child that has prolonged diarrhea or vomiting
  • a baby under six months of age that has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

For those with non-urgent care, Health PEI suggests they visit their primary care provider or a walk-in clinic (www.healthpei.ca/walkinclinics).

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

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