hpha announces more emergency department hour reductions
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HPHA announces more emergency department hour reductions

The Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance has announced further reductions in hours at 2 more local hospitals.

In a release, the HPHA notes that due to ongoing staffing challenges, the Clinton Public and St. Marys Memorial hospitals will be reducing their hours in their respective emergency departments on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday the 7th. The Clinton ED will be closed the entire day of the 6th, while the St. Marys one will close on the 6th at 5 p.m. St. Marys ED will reopen on August 7th at 7 a.m. and regular hours will resume. The Clinton ED will reopen at 8 a.m. on August 7th and resume its regular reduced hours of 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The release notes that ongoing staffing shortages will continue to affect local emergency departments throughout the summer, with COVID-19 pressures exacerbating the issues.

The closest 24-hour Emergency Departments to the Clinton Public Hospital are:
-Seaforth – HPHA – Seaforth Community Hospital
-Goderich – Alexandra Marine & General Hospital
-Exeter – South Huron Hospital
-Wingham – LWHA– Wingham & District Hospital

The closest 24-hour Emergency Departments to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital are:
-Stratford – HPHA – Stratford General Hospital
-Exeter – South Huron Hospital
-Ingersoll – Alexandra Hospital
-London – LHSC– University Hospital or Victoria Hospital

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