Kings County Memorial Hospital emergency department closed Friday

The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital will be closed tomorrow, September 22, due to a temporary lack of physician coverage.

The department will re-open Saturday, September 23 at 8 a.m.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 9-1-1 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital if:

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

For non-urgent care, Islanders are encouraged to visit their primary care provider or a walk-in clinic ( Islanders with any health concerns or in need of health information can also call 8-1-1 to speak with an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.


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Amanda Hamel

Last Updated Date

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:03pm

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