Northside ER Temporarily Closed Because It’s Full
The Emergency Department at the Northside General Hospital is unexpectedly closed until 4:00 this afternoon. The Cape Breton District Health Authority says the closure is necessary because the Department has reached patient capacity. District spokesperson Lynn Gilbert says closing an Emergency Department because it’s full is rare, but adds it has happened in the past. She adds a combination of patients being discharged or transferred should allow them to clear the backlog by this afternoon.