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Western Hospital limits access to emergency room this weekend

Western Hospital in Alberton
Western Hospital in Alberton

Access to overnight emergency health services is limited at Western Hospital in Alberton this weekend.

Due to a temporary shortage of nursing and physician staff, the Collaborative Emergency Centre will be closed from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. daily, from Friday, June 30, July 1, and 2.

Anyone needing urgent medical attention must call 9-1-1 or, seek the emergency services at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside when experiencing the following symptoms:

• Experiencing discomfort or tightness in the chest

• Experiencing unusual shortness of breath  

• Experiencing abdominal pain

• Experiencing prolonged and persistent headache or dizziness

• Injury that may require stitches or involve a broken bone

• Child with prolonged diarrhoea or vomiting

• A baby under six months of age has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

Islanders needing non-urgent care are encouraged to visit their primary care provider or a walk-in clinic (

For those with any health concerns or in need of health information, call 8-1-1 to speak with an experienced registered nurse for information on the best course of action.

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