Reopening of Pool for Patient Programs and Partnership with Township of North Glengarry for Community Initiatives

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2023

Alexandria, ON – Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is thrilled to announce the reopening of it’s long-closed hospital pool, ushering in a new era of patient care and community engagement. This exciting development is the result of a partnership between HGMH and the Township of North Glengarry. 

In addition to its dedicated use for patient programs, the pool will once again serve as a vital hub for enhancing the well-being of residents in the Township of North Glengarry. The partnership brings together the healthcare expertise of HGMH and the community outreach initiatives of the Township, resulting in a dynamic combination of specialized patient programs and diverse community offerings.

As of July 1st, 2023, HGMH will be leveraging the rehabilitative power of hydrotherapy treatment to enhance patient care. Following a patient assessment that identifies the patient’s treatment, or recovery goals, would be best addressed by the proposed hydrotherapy, patients will have access to a specialized program under the guidance of highly skilled healthcare professionals.

The Township of North Glengarry, recognizing the importance of community wellness, will operate a comprehensive suite of recreational and wellness programs using the hospital pool starting this fall. These programs will cater to individuals of all ages and abilities, fostering an inclusive and vibrant space for our community. Residents can look forward to a variety of recreational programs that promote healthy lifestyles and build social connections.   

“The partnership between Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital and the Township of North Glengarry marks a significant milestone in our commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our community while maintaining a first-class rehabilitation program for our patients” said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President and CEO of HGMH. “By combining our resources and expertise, we can create a synergy that benefits both patients and community members”.

Mayor Jamie MacDonald echoed this sentiment, saying “We are thrilled to partner with Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital by utilizing the resources available within the community and we look forward to sharing more information on programming.”

Once finalized, further details about the schedule, registration, and program offerings will be available on the Township’s website. Until then, the Township of North Glengarry will be seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join their team as lifeguards and instructors. Lifeguards will play a crucial role in maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for community members utilizing the pool. Interested individuals who hold current lifeguard certifications are encouraged to contact the Township for more information on how to apply.

HGMH and the Township of North Glengarry are excited about this collaborative effort and the positive impact it will have on the well-being of patients and the community. By combining resources, expertise, and a shared commitment to health and wellness, both organizations are confident that the reopening of the pool and the expansion of community programs will be of great benefit for the community.


Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) 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


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