**NOTICE:

The Chesley hospital Emergency Department is closed daily from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM on a temporary basis due to a nursing staff shortage. The Emergency Department is open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

 

Chesley (519) 363-2340 Open 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Durham (519) 369-2340 Open 24 hours
Kincardine (519) 396-3331 Open 24 hours
Walkerton (519) 881-1220 Open 24 hours

If you are not sure whether you should visit the Emergency Department, Telehealth Ontario offers 24-hour access to a medical professional to help you decide.

Telehealth Ontario – 1 (866) 797-0000

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will I have to wait?

  • SBGHC is proud to have very short wait times compared to the provincial average.
  • Your wait time may vary depending on the level of activity in the department.
  • We encourage you to ask the nurse the approximate wait time.

Is there a doctor on site?

  • Whether the physician is present on site is based on the annual number of patients seen.
  • While our Kincardine site has a doctor on site 24/7; Walkerton, Durham and Chesley have a doctor available 24/7 but they may not be physically in the building.
  • Nursing staff notify the physician as soon as you arrive in the Emergency Department. Based on your triage level, the physician has a designated amount of time to respond.

 

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