As a result of a staffing shortage, the Wingham and District Hospital Emergency Department will be temporarily closed this weekend as follows:
Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Emergency Medical Services (EMS – Ambulances) will remain available to the community and will be re-routed to surrounding hospitals 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.
The following is a list of closest hospitals (they may also be experiencing temporary closures due to staffing shortages so it is advised that you confirm that they are open before heading there):
This is a temporary measure and our staff, board, physicians and leadership regret that we have to take this step.