Partial and temporary closure of the Montfort Hospital emergency room

By way of press release, it is indicated that Ontario is under sustained pressure on emergency department staffing levels due to COVID-related absences, vacations, staff fatigue and burnout.

It is therefore due to a lack of personnel that the emergency room must close its doors in the evening and during the night on Saturday and Sunday.

The last patients will be seen around 7 p.m., but ambulances will still be accepted at the emergency room.

The decision to close our ER, even for a few hours, is not easy, but we must do so to ensure that our team is able to provide excellent, safe and compassionate care when the ER reopen[ira]can we read in the press release.

Hôpital Montfort’s emergency room should return to its usual schedule as of 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 8.

Similar situation in other hospitals in the region

The Carleton-Place & District Memorial Hospital must also close its emergency on Saturday, but during the day.

The emergency rooms will therefore be closed from 7 a.m. on Saturday and will not reopen until 7 a.m. on Sunday.

This temporary closure is also due to a lack of staff.

A doctor and a nurse will still be on site in case a patient presents without having been made aware of this interruption of service.