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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT LOUISE MARSHALL HOSPITAL (SEPT. 9-10 2023)

MEDIA RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Temporary Closure of Emergency Department at Louise Marshall Hospital


Mount Forest, ON…As a result of a staffing shortage, Louise Marshall Hospital Emergency Department (ED) will close on Saturday, September 9th at 5:00 am and will reopen on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00 am.


Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Emergency Medical Services (EMS – Ambulances) will remain available to the community and will be re-routed to surrounding hospitals to ensure residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.


For non-urgent health care call Health Connect Ontario at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.


The following is a list of the closest hospitals (they may also be experiencing temporary closures due to staffing shortages, so it is advised that you confirm that they are open before heading there):


The closest Emergency Departments to Louise Marshall Hospital are:

  • Palmerston – Palmerston & District Hospital (20 minutes)

  • South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Durham (23 minutes)

  • Listowel – Listowel Memorial Hospital (32 minutes)

  • Hanover – Hanover and District Hospital (33 minutes)

  • South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Walkerton (37 minutes)

  • Fergus – Groves Memorial Community Hospital (37 minutes)

  • Wingham – Wingham and District Hospital (42 minutes)


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Media contact:

Alison Armstrong

(226) 820-1798

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