Temporary Partial Closure of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) Emergency Department (10/26)

Posted on Wednesday October 26, 2022

RE: Temporary Partial Closure of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) Emergency Department

Alexandria, ON – Due to unplanned health human resource shortages, the Emergency Department at the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) will be experiencing a temporary reduction in service as follows:

Thursday October 27, 2022 7pm-7am – CLOSED
Friday October 28, 2022 7pm-7am – CLOSED
Saturday October 29, 2022 7pm -7am - CLOSED

“Looking ahead, HGMH will welcome additional Emergency Room nurses who are scheduled to begin in November and remain hopeful that this will help stabilize our staffing situation and reduce the number of closures following their orientation period. All options continue to be explored to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff.” said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO of HGMH.

Our communities are reminded to call 911 if you are experiencing Severe Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain, Severe Bleeding or periods of unconsciousness. Paramedics will remain available to the community and will re-route to the nearest available Emergency Department to ensure local residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.

For non-urgent health care, call Health Connect Ontario at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health related questions. If you have a family doctor, you can also inquire about any same-day appointments or after-hours clinics.

The closest 24-hour Emergency Departments to HGMH are:
Cornwall Community Hospital
Hawkesbury General Hospital

Updates will be shared via our hospital website and social media platforms.

HGMH continues to recruit RN’s and RPN’s to work at our hospital. Please visit www.hgmh.on.ca for a full list of opportunities.

ABOUT HÔPITAL GLENGARRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is a patient-centred primary care hospital that has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years. HGMH provides acute care, complex continuing care, 24-hour emergency services, and rehabilitation to over 23,000 residents every year. Our team includes over 150 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality health care to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:

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

© 2018 Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital, 20260 County Road 43 Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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