The Hawkesbury and Districit General Hospital (HGH) will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The meeting will be closed to the public due to the Ontario government’s restrictions on public gatherings. The annual report will be published on our website.
On June 3rd, HGH was authorized to slowly resume its activities and begin to schedule surgeries and procedures again. The Champlain Health Region, which HGH is part of, is preparing to expand care as safely and as quickly as possible, to as many as possible. Care decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, weighing the risk of further delay of treatment. We recognize how difficult this waiting period can be for patients and their families. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.
HGH is following the Province’s operational requirements. An ethical framework based on principles of fairness, equity and transparency guides us. Work is going on in every department to increase services as safely, fairly, and quickly as possible. We will need to find a balance between slowly starting scheduled care and continuing to be ready to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In recent months, HGH continued with the major redevelopment project and installed the magnetic resonance imaging machine. Furthermore, the new operating room that will open later this fall at the completion of the project will allow us to expand the orthopedics program. With these new services, we can provide more specialty care, closer to home.
The pandemic is not over, we are only in a new phase and vigilance remains high. It is safe to come to HGH for your care. Patient safety is our top priority.