Carleton Place emergency department to close Aug. 6
Special to WC Online
CARLETON PLACE – The Emergency Department at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) will close at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 and re-open at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.
“This temporary closure is due to a shortage of nursing staff,” Mississippi River Health Alliance communications lead Jane Adams released in a statement today (Aug. 5). “There will be one physician and one nurse in the emergency department to respond to anyone arriving at the door who is unaware of the closure.”
The rest of the hospital is still open and caring for patients.
“Patient and staff safety is our main priority,” CPDMH President and CEO Mary Wilson Trider said. “Our dedicated teams at both Almonte General Hospital and CPDMH 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 you to the nearest emergency department for care.
Patients can also speak with a registered nurse at Telehealth Ontario by calling toll-free 1-866-797-0000 or TTY 1-866-797-0007. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The closest emergency departments are:
- Almonte General Hospital- www.almontegeneral.com
- Arnprior Regional Health – www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca
- Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital – www.psfdh.on.ca
- Queensway Carleton Hospital – www.qch.on.ca