CARLETON PLACE – In what is fast becoming a regular occurrence of rotating emergency department closures in the Ottawa Valley, the Carleton Place hospital will close theirs tonight (July 3).
“The Emergency Department at Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) will close today, Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m. and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4,” Mississippi River Health Alliance media relations coordinator Jane Adams released in a statement today (July 3). “This temporary closure is due to a shortage of nursing staff.”
The rest of the hospital is still open and caring for patients.
“Patient and staff safety is our main priority,” CPDMH President Mary Wilson Trider said. “Our dedicated teams at both CPDMH and Almonte General Hospital continue their tireless efforts to ensure we have the necessary staff to support our community with their health care needs. We are closely supported by our team at the Lanark County Paramedic Service.”
Anyone requiring immediate medical attention should call 911. Paramedics will take patients to the nearest emergency department for care.
Patients can also call 811 for health advice or to chat with a Registered Nurse. This provincial Health Connect Ontario program replaced Telehealth Ontario last year. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
The closest emergency departments are:
Almonte General Hospital – www.almontegeneral.com
Arnprior Regional Health – www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca
Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital – www.psfdh.on.ca
Queensway Carleton Hospital – www.qch.on.ca