Kings County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department reopening Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Emergency Department at Kings County Memorial Hospital (KCMH) will be reopening on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning February 10, 2024.

Health PEI continues to work on increasing all staffing levels within the facility to further restore weekend Emergency Department services at KCMH. The KCMH Emergency Department will remain open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays.  

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.

 A stroke is medical emergency. Do not drive to the hospital. Call 9-1-1.

Learn the signs of stroke. Think FAST:

Face: is it drooping?
Arms: can you raise both?
Speech: is it slurred or jumbled?
Time to call 9-1-1 right away.

If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 8-1-1 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

Media contact:
Dave Atkinson, Senior Communications Officer, Health PEI

Last Updated Date

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 11:00am
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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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