RYAN YOUNG, RMH
KAWARTHA LAKES: Ross Memorial Hospital’s Dr. Gargi Bhatia Family Birthing Centre (Obstetrics Unit) will be closed, as necessary renovations in the unit take place, from September 30th through October 16th, 2023.
The hospital’s Emergency Department will remain open to treat pregnant individuals in need of emergency care. In non-emergency situations, individuals should consider alternate options for care, such as: their primary health care provider; pharmacist; after-hours clinic; virtual care; or calling Telehealth Ontario, at 1-866-797-0007.
Neighbouring hospitals, local stakeholders and paramedic services have all been notified, in advance of the closure.
If you are pregnant and nearing your due date, consider contacting your primary health care provider or midwife, to coordinate alternative care options for the duration of the closure.
Ross Memorial Hospital recognizes the inconvenience this may cause families and thanks our community for their understanding.