Hospital emergency room closures continue

Emergency department closures continue through the region due to staffing shortages.

The Durham Emergency Department will be closed during the following periods:

Sunday, September 17 –  closing at 5:00 PM, reopening Monday, September 18 at 7:00 AM
Monday, September 18 – closing at 5:00 PM, reopening Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 AM
Tuesday, September 19 –  closing at 5:00 PM, reopening Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 AM

The Walkerton Emergency Department will be closed overnight on the following dates:

Saturday, September 16 – closing 5:00 PM, reopening Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 AM
Sunday, September 17 – closing at 5:00 PM, reopening Monday, September 18 at 7:00 AM

The Chesley Emergency Department remains closed until Monday, September 25th at 7:00 AM.

Ambulance by-pass has been 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.