Temporary ED Closure – SBGHC Durham Site – Overnight Sunday, October 23rd

Due to 2 short notice sick calls with our nursing team this evening, SBGHC will be closing the Durham emergency department (ED) tonight as follows:

•             2000 on Sunday, October 23rd and reopening at 0700 on Monday, October 24th

All efforts to find staffing for the Emergency Department have been undertaken without success.

Ambulance by-pass will begin at 2000 to divert patients to the nearest open ED.

Anyone requiring immediate medical attention should call 911 to be taken to the nearest Emergency Department.  For non-urgent health care needs, Health Connect Ontario is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions by calling 811.

The closest Emergency Departments to the Durham Hospital are:

Hanover (20km)

Mount Forest (25km)

Markdale (28km)

Walkerton (28km)

Owen Sound (46km)

Palmerston (46km)

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