Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) and surrounding hospitals are experiencing increased pressures on both Emergency Departments (EDs) and ambulance offload processes. This is primarily due to COVID-19 outbreaks, combined with staffing shortages related to COVID-19 illness or exposure. Hospitals are adapting to these pressures to ensure that patients receive the care they need.

If you need emergency care, you should continue to come to the Emergency Department. Patients will be triaged based on acuity, and some patients may experience longer than usual wait times.

Healthcare providers are working hard to ensure that those who need care will receive it. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate the challenges of this pandemic.


Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is a 40-bed acute care hospital located in the rapidly growing Eastern Ontario municipality of North Grenville, 40 minutes south of Ottawa. We provide 24-hour emergency care, inpatient care, advanced orthopaedic surgery (as a satellite of The Ottawa Hospital), Convalescent Care, Interim Long-Term Care, Day Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, an ever-growing list of outpatient clinics, and education and wellness programming including Diabetes Education and Support. Committed to advancing our mission of Building Healthier Communities, we are an integrated health services organization with deep partnerships in our community and region. With our partners in the Ottawa West Four Rivers Ontario Health Team, we are collaborating on a new model of health care delivery that puts patients, families and caregivers at the centre of the health care system.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

Kemptville District Hospital

O: 613.258.6133 x 223 | C: 613.914.0195