Durham Emergency temporarily closed

Due to a shortage of nurses, SBGHC will again be closing the Durham emergency department (ED) as follows:

  • Closing at 1700 on Saturday, November 12th and reopening at 0700h on Sunday, November 13th

All efforts to find staffing for the emergency department have been undertaken without success.

Ambulance by-pass will begin at 1700 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 Durham Hospital are:

Hanover (20km)
Mount Forest (25km)
Markdale (28km)
Walkerton (28km)
Owen Sound (46km)
Palmerston (46km)