Temporary Emergency Department (ED) Closures: Walkerton hospital – Overnight Closures September 30 & October 1
Due to ongoing staffing shortages of both RNs and RPNs, SBGHC will be closing the Walkerton emergency department (ED) as follows:
- 5:00 PM on Friday, September 30th and reopening at 7:00 AM on Saturday, October 1st
- 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 1st and reopening at 7:00 AM on Sunday, October 2nd
The Walkerton inpatient unit, Family Birthing Centre, and on-call surgery will remain operational.
All efforts to find staffing for the Emergency Department have been undertaken without success.
Ambulance by-pass will undertaken 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 Walkerton hospital are:
Mount Forest (46km)
We appreciate the patience and understanding of the community as we continue to experience significant staffing pressures.Leave a reply