Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay has announced its obstetrics unit will be closed for just over two weeks beginning Saturday, September 30th.
According to a media release issued by the hospital on Friday (September 21), the Dr. Gargi Bhatia Family Birthing Centre will be undergoing “necessary renovations” from September 30 until Monday, October 16th.
The hospital’s emergency department will remain open to treat pregnant women in need of emergency care. For non-emergency situations, pregnant women 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.
“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,” the hospital states.
The hospital adds that neighbouring hospitals, local stakeholders, and paramedic services have all been notified in advance of the closure.
“Ross Memorial Hospital recognizes the inconvenience this may cause families and thanks our community for their understanding,” reads the media release.