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Emergency Department


Beginning Saturday, September 21, 2019 the
Chesley hospital Emergency Department will be closed daily from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM on a temporary basis due to a nursing staff shortage.


The Emergency Department will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


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Chesley                  (519) 363-2340  Open 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Durham (519) 369-2340          Open 24 hours
Kincardine (519) 396-3331  Open 24 hours
Walkerton  (519) 881-1220 Open 24 hours


If you are not sure whether you should visit the Emergency Department, Telehealth Ontario offers 24-hour access to a medical professional to help you decide.


Telehealth Ontario - 1 (866) 797-0000


Join us for a virtual tour of the Emergency Departments at our Chesley, Durham, Kincardine and Walkerton sites.  You will hear from staff and physicians about our facilities, the types of equipment we have and what you need to know if you are coming into one of our Emergency Departments. Click here to watch.


Frequently Asked Questions:


How long will I have to wait?

  • SBGHC is proud to have very short wait times compared to the provincial average.

  • Your wait time may vary depending on the level of activity in the department.
  • We encourage you to ask the nurse the approximate wait time.


Is there a doctor on site?

  • Whether the physician is present on site is based on the annual number of patients seen.

  • While our Kincardine site has a doctor on site 24/7; Walkerton, Durham and Chesley have a doctor available 24/7 but they may not be physically in the building.
  • Nursing staff notify the physician as soon as you arrive in the Emergency Department. Based on your triage level, the physician has a designated amount of time to respond.