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.