Due to a recurring staffing shortage, Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria will be temporarily closing its  Emergency Department for the upcoming weekend.

The Emergency Department will be closed from 6 p.m. on Friday September 30 until 8 a.m. on Monday, October 3.

Hospital management describes the temporary closure as a difficult decision. The facility is continuing efforts to recruit at a time when

“I am grateful to the staff, physicians and volunteers who have continued to serve our community
through such challenging times. We’ve all been under enormous pressure, and we will continue
to remain Glengarry Strong,” said Glengarry Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Robert Aldred-Hughes.

Anyone needing medical attention is reminded to call 911, especially if they are experiencing severe shortness of breath, chest pain, severe bleeding, or periods of unconsciousness. Ambulances will be redirected to the Cornwall Community Hospital or the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital.

Individuals experiencing less severe symptoms that still require immediate care should drive to any neighbouring hospital.

In addition, if you are seeking medical advice call Health Connect Ontario (811) to be able to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Updates will be shared via our hospital website and social media platforms.