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St.Marys Memorial Hospital temporarily closing Emergency Department because of staffing shortages

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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