Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is working closely with local hospitals to support patients and families and respond to the latest directions from the Ministry of Health. At this time, there are no changes to outpatient clinics and diagnostic tests at WDMH. Surgical services will also continue for patients who do not require an inpatient bed post-surgery. Cancer surgeries will not be impacted.
“Our patients are our top priority, and we are here for you,” says CEO Cholly Boland. “If any services are affected, we will ensure our patients and our local communities are informed immediately.”
WDMH is preparing to open some additional beds to accept non-COVID-19 patients from other hospitals as needed. “We are working to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for these patients,” adds Cholly Boland.
In addition, the WDMH Emergency Department is open 24/7 and ready to care for patients with serious health concerns. “We appreciate that members of our local communities are taking the recommendations to stay home seriously, but it should not come at the cost of your health or safety,” says Cholly Boland. “Everyone who comes to WDMH is screened when they arrive, and stringent precautions are in place.”
As the situation progresses, we will continue to keep everyone up-to-date on any changes.
Please visit the WDMH website at www.wdmh.on.ca or follow the hospital on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WinchesterDistrictMemorialHospital – for the latest updates.
If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613-774-1049 or by email at [email protected].