Kings County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department closing early September 24

Health PEI advises that the emergency department at the Kings County Memorial Hospital will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 due to a temporary lack of staffing.

The emergency department will open Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m.

Anyone with emergency medical needs should call 9-1-1 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; or
  • a baby under six months of age has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

Contact information for primary care walk-in-clinics can found here: Walk-in Clinics.

Media Contact:
Dave Atkinson
Senior Communications Officer
datkinson@ihis.org

Last Updated Date

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 3:20pm
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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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