St. Marys Memorial Hospital, part of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), will be experiencing a temporary reduction in services due to sudden human resource shortages in the emergency department, the alliance said in a media release.
As a result, the emergency department will close at 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.
On Friday, March 17, the emergency department will open at 7 a.m. at which point regular hours of operation (24 hours daily) will resume, the health care alliance said in a news release.
Anyone requiring immediate medical attention should call 911.
Paramedics will remain available to the community and will re-route to the nearest available emergency department to ensure local residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.
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.)