Temporary Emergency Department (ED) Closures: Walkerton hospital – Overnight Closures September 16 & September 17. Chesley hospital –  24h Closure, September 18th

Due to critical health human resources shortages, SBGHC will be closing the Walkerton and Chesley Emergency Departments this weekend as follows:

The Chesley ED will be closed from:

  • 5:00pm on Saturday, September 17th to 7:00am on Monday, September 19th

The Walkerton ED will be closed from:

  • 5:00pm on Friday, September 16th to 7:00am on Saturday, September 17th
  • 5:00pm on Saturday, September 17th to 7:00am on Sunday, September 18th

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

Ambulance by-pass will 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 respective sites are:

Hanover (19km)
Durham (36km)
Southampton (42km)
Markdale (44km)
Owen Sound (46km)
Kincardine (60km)
Mount Forest (60km)
Palmerston (60km)
Hanover (12km)
Durham (28km)
Wingham (39km)
Kincardine (42km)
Palmerston (43km)
Mount Forest (46km)
Southampton (51km)
Listowel (54km)
Markdale (62km)

We appreciate the patience and understanding of the community as we continue to experience significant staffing pressures.

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