Local emergency department closing for 4 days due to staff shortages
The Chesley Emergency Department is in for a lengthy closure.
A statement from the South Bruce Grey Health Centre says the emergency department at Chesley Hospital will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 22 and won’t reopen until Tuesday, September 27 at 7 a.m. The SBGHC says this lengthy full closure of the ED in Chesley is due to a critical shortage of nurses.
“All efforts to find staffing for the emergency department have been undertaken without success,” it said. “Ambulance by-pass will be undertaken 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 Chesley hospital are:
Owen Sound (46km)
Mount Forest (60km)