Construction in the Emergency Department

Posted on Friday August 25, 2023

Alexandria, ONIn our ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of patient care and safety, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is pleased to announce upcoming updates to our negative pressure resuscitation room located within the Emergency Department beginning August 29th, 2023. These improvements will further enhance our ability to manage infectious diseases and ensure the well-being of both patients and healthcare providers. While these upgrades are underway, we want to assure our community that every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to our emergency services.

As we work towards enhancing this vital facility, it's important to note that the construction process will intermittently reduce availability of certain beds in the Emergency Department. While these beds will be unavailable at times during the upgrade period, our dedicated medical team is fully committed to ensuring smooth operations and minimal delays in service.

"We understand the importance of our Emergency Department in providing critical care to patients in urgent need," said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO. "Throughout the construction period, we will be closely monitoring patient needs and making adjustments as necessary to mitigate any inconvenience. Our focus remains on the well-being of our patients and the seamless delivery of medical services."

The upgrades to the negative pressure room underscore HGMH's dedication to staying at the forefront of patient safety and infrastructure renewal. By investing in these improvements, the hospital is reinforcing their commitment to providing the best possible care to the community. HGMH is grateful to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), via the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, for funding that supported this renovation project.

As the construction progresses, HGMH will maintain open communication with patients, families, and the community at large. Regular updates will be provided to ensure transparency and alleviate any concerns that may arise. We appreciate the understanding and support of our community as we work together to create a safer and more efficient healthcare environment.Top of Form

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years and provides acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and 24-hour emergency services, to over 23,000 residents yearly. Our team includes over 180 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality healthcare to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:

Contact person: Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO
613.525.2222 x4104

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