The indefinite closure of one family doctor's practice is factoring in the strain of long waits in emergency departments of South Shore Health’s three hospitals. In the meantime, people who aren’t vitally in need of care are advised to steer clear of the local emergency departments for the time being. Patients not requiring urgent care are asked to visit their family health-care provider, call 811 for advice from a registered nurse or go to the nearest walk-in clinic. (Story by Keith Corcoran)

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