HGH Main Entrance


The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) is growing to serve you better! Through a major redevelopment project, your community hospital is transforming into a full service regional hospital.

What does the redevelopment project mean for patients? It means more specialty medical care closer to home, larger and more comfortable facilities and state-of-the-art medical equipment.


Construction updates

New Main Entrance

  • Open since December 2019
  • Located between Blocks A and B
  • Open 24 hours a day

New Emergency Department

  • The expansion of the Emergency Department is complete as of September 30, 2019. The regular Emergency and EDAS (Emergency Department Ambulatory Services) are both fully operational.
  • Please follow signage when arriving at HGH.
  • Parking is available near the Emergency Entrance and payable through parking meters.
  • You may also use the Visitor Parking and walk inside the hospital to get to the Emergency Department. The parking fee is $5.00 per visit (no in and out privileges).

Expansion of the Medical Imaging Department

  • New MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) ready for patient exams in July 2020
  • New CT scan ready for patient exams in December 2019
  • Relocation of ultrasound, mammography and bone density to renovated premises in October 2019

Gift Shop

  • Friends Gift Shop relocated to their new and permanent location in May 2019

Block B – New Building

  • The new three-storey building opened on January 15, 2018.
  • Block B houses the following clinics, units and departments:
      • Administration and Human Resources
      • Ambulatory Clinics
      • Cardiology
      • Complex Continuing Care (inpatients unit)
      • Hemodialysis
      • Medical Day Unit
      • Outpatient Rehab
      • Speciment Collection Centre
      • Telemedicine

Visitor Parking

  • Located West of the hospital. Please follow signage.
  • New paving, gates and pay stations.
  • Parking fee is $5.00 per visit – no in and out privileges.

Main Components of the Redevelopment Project

Expansion of the Emergency Department

  • Three times more space and a new trauma unit
  • Partial opening in March 2018 and fully operational in September 2019

New Ambulatory Clinics Pavilion

  • Consolidation of all specialty clinics in a three-storey 72,000 sq. ft. building (Block B)
  • Rehab services for outpatients
  • Hemodialysis
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Day Care Unit
  • Opened in January 2018

New Family Birthing Centre

  • Relocation into a new 11,000 sq.ft. section
  • The centre features 5 LDRP rooms (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) and 3 regular patient rooms
  • The new Family Birthing Centre opened in May 2017

New Perioperative Services

  • New 8,600 sq. ft. building erected in the former courtyard
  • Two new state-of-the-art operating rooms feature larger and much brighter spaces designed to improve patient flow and safety
  • Perioperative services include the surgical unit, day surgery and endoscopy unit
  • Reduced wait times and improved access to different types of surgeries
  • The new Perioperative Services opened in September 2016

Increased number of beds

  • 100 beds in total, up from 69 prior to the redevelopment project
  • New beds in acute care, intensive care and psychiatry

 Full service Medical Imaging Department

  • New CT scan (October 2019)
  • New MRI service (magnetic resonance imaging, coming to HGH in 2020)

New facilities for training and medical teaching

  • Facilities for medical training programs with Ottawa University and nursing programs with community college La Cité

State-of-the-art computer system

  • New Health Information System launched on June 1, 2019 and patient electronic medical record through Epic and MyChart
  • Integrated system with The Ottawa Hospital and healthcare partners

HGH Info Project Newsletter

Since February 2014, HGH has been publishing a newsletter to keep neighbours, staff and stakeholders informed of the project evolution. The Info Project is published within the HGH Dialogue since November 2015. To download or view a copy, consult the News section.

Contact us

Project Management Office
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
1111 Ghislain Street
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3G5
Telephone: 613-632-1111 extension 21410
Email: redevelopmentproject@hgh.ca