Kincardine Hospital Emergency closing overnight

Due to a critical shortage of nurses, SBGHC will be closing the Kincardine hospital emergency department (ED) overnight on Friday, September 23rd.

The Kincardine ED will be closed from:

  • 1700 on Friday, September 23rdΒ to 0700 on Saturday, September 24th

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 Kincardine hospital are:

Walkerton (42km)
Southampton (46km)
Goderich (53km)
Wingham (55km)