Another area hospital is changing its Emergency Department hours because of staffing shortages.
The St.Marys Memorial Hospital will be closing its emergency department at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
It will reopen at 7 o’clock Sunday morning with regular, 24-hour, service resuming.
Anyone requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1 with paramedics remaining available to the community and re-routing to the nearest available hospital.
For non-urgent health care, call Health Connect Ontario at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions. If you have a family doctor, you can also inquire about any same-day appointments or after-hours clinics.
The closest 24-hour Emergency Departments to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital are:
Stratford – HPHA – Stratford General Hospital
Exeter – South Huron Hospital*
Ingersoll – Alexandra Hospital*
London – LHSC– University Hospital or Victoria Hospital
*It is advised to check with these Emergency Departments before attending to ensure they are operating with regular hours.