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Montfort, Carlton Place hospital to close emergency department overnight this weekend

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Montfort Hospital and Carlton Place & District Memorial Hospital announced Friday that they will temporarily close their emergency departments this weekend.

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The emergency department at Montfort Hospital was closed Saturday and Sunday night as COVID-19-related absenteeism, vacations, staff fatigue and burnout, and a shortage of nurses forced the hospital to make “difficult” decisions. Closed.

Closes at 7:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and does not reopen until 7:30 AM the following day.

The last patient is admitted to the hospital around 7:00 pm, but the emergency department is still available for ambulances.

“It is not easy to make the decision to close an emergency, even for a few hours,” the hospital said in a statement. when the emergency resumes. ”

The emergency department at Carlton Place & District Memorial Hospital will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday, citing a shortage of nursing staff as the reason for the closure. One doctor and one nurse will remain in the department to attend to those who arrive unaware of the closure.

Nearby emergency departments include Almonte General Hospital, Arnprior Regional Health, Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, and Queensway Carleton Hospital.

bdeachman@postmedia.com

Montfort, Carlton Place hospital to close emergency department overnight this weekend

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