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The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton will close early Wednesday.

Western Hospital emergency room will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday

Brown sign outside brown brick hospital says "Western Hospital Outpatients, Visitors and Emergency Entrance".
The hospital will reopen Thursday, July 27 at 8 a.m. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton will close early on Wednesday afternoon, according to Health P.E.I.

The ER will close at 4 p.m. and reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Health P.E.I. said in a release the closure is “due to a temporary lack of staffing.”

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.
  • A baby under six months has a fever of 38 C or higher.

Those with health concerns and those who need immediate health information can call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice.

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