Temporary Closure of Emergency Department at Horizon’s Sackville Memorial Hospital

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023

Horizon Health Network wishes to inform the public of a temporary closure of the Emergency Department (ED) at the Sackville Memorial Hospital (SMH) due to a shortage of available staff.

Closure Details:

  • Start: Monday, September 18, 2023
  • End: The ED will resume its services at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

During this period, the hospital will not be offering emergency care. We understand the inconvenience this may cause and apologize for the disruption. Patients requiring medical attention during this time are advised to seek treatment at an alternate hospital or through another health care provider.

Alternative Care Options: For non-urgent medical needs, residents have several options:

  • Primary care providers
  • Pharmacists
  • After-hours clinics
  • Virtual care consultations
  • Tele-Care 811

To assist in determining the most suitable care option for your situation, please visit www.sowhywait.ca.

Emergencies: If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to call 911 immediately.

We appreciate the community’s understanding and patience during this time and are working diligently to ensure the continued provision of quality health care services in the region.