Sep 01, 2022

By Steve Kee

Share on

Temporary ER closures at Ontario hospitals have been ongoing for months as Canada contends with record levels of health-care job vacancies.

Now news that a hospital in eastern Ontario is closing its emergency room for six nights due to staffing shortages.

The Kemptville District Hospital says the temporary overnight ER closures started last night and will continue daily from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Tuesday over the Labour Day weekend.

The hospital’s chief executive says staff fatigue and burnout, along with COVID-related absences and vacations, are all contributing to sustained pressure on the ER.

The hospital says its trying to recruit staff to reduce temporary closures going forward.



Advertise With Us

To learn about advertising opportunities with Zoomer Radio use the link below:

Join Our Fan Club
Coverage Area
Downtown Toronto
Toronto HD
96.3 HD-2
Kingston to Windsor, Parry Sound to Pittsburgh
ZoomerRadio Logo

Recently Played: