Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital emergency department reopens after temporary closure

By CityNews Ottawa

The emergency department (ED) at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has reopened after being closed overnight.

The department was closed due to a nursing shortage, however, the rest of the hospital remained open.

“Patient and staff safety is our main priority,” noted Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO in the release. “Our dedicated teams at both Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital and Almonte General Hospital continue their tireless efforts to ensure we have the necessary staff to support our community with their health care needs. We are closely supported by our team at the Lanark County Paramedic Service.”

Anyone requiring immediate medical attention is urged to call 911 and residents will be directed to their nearest emergency department.

The closest emergency departments are: 

  • Almonte General Hospital
  • Arnprior Regional Health
  • Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital

Patients can also speak with a registered nurse at Tele-Health Ontario by calling toll-free 1-866-797-0000 or TTY 1-866-797-0007. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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