A new plan is being put in place at Kings County Memorial Hospital to ensure there will be staff on hand to keep the emergency room at the hospital open daily.
A public meeting was held at the hospital in Montague last Friday.
People had a chance to ask questions and give input with the ER having been closed 11 times since last fall due to staffing problems.
Dr. Scott Campbell says the new plan is have two doctors working 8 hours shifts available which will reduce physician burnout.
The second change will be about how many patients can be seen during a shift.
Doctors and staff will determine whether low-risk patients will be accepted in the ER, if there are high numbers of people in the waiting room which has been a problem. High-risk and ambulance patients will always be accepted.