Kings County hospital reducing emergency department hours – CBC

ER at Western Hospital closed this weekend

Aug 12, 2022

Kings County Memorial Hospital emergency department in eastern P.E.I. will operate on reduced hours Saturday and Sunday due to a lack of staffing.

The department will be open both days from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., instead of the usual 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. During the hours of closure the nearest emergency department will be at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

Kings County is not the only rural hospital with reduced hours at its emergency department. The department in Western Hospital in Alberton will be closed entirely Saturday and Sunday, reopening Monday at 8 a.m.

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