The Fayetteville VA is closing its emergency room as of 8:00 a.m. Friday. The emergency room will be converted to an urgent care clinic until further notice.
The hospital says a lack of doctors is to blame for the cut back.
"If there's a veteran out there in the community, or a family member of a veteran who is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, they should not, and I repeat, should not come to the Fayetteville VA emergency room," said Public Affairs officer Jeffery Melvin. "They should dial 9-1-1 and ask them to take them to the nearest emergency department."