Friday, October 22, 2021 | Updated Saturday, October 23, 2021

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that its Emergency Department has reopened.

Although IT issues remain and the hospital continues to operate under a “Code Grey”, collaboration with local hospital partners has enabled the resumption of Emergency Department services.

For local residents, it is important to note that, in light of the Code Grey situation, ambulances will be bringing only critical patients to KDH; all non-critical patients will be transported to other neighbouring hospitals.

“We are grateful to our hospital partners for their eagerness to be part of this solution,” said Frank Vassallo, KDH’s Chief Executive Officer. “It enables us to fulfill our mandate of providing emergency care to residents of North Grenville and beyond.”

As communicated in an earlier release, KDH temporarily closed its Emergency Department on October 21 as a result of a hospital-wide IT shutdown caused by a cybersecurity incident.

Investigation of the incident continues and KDH remains committed to communicating as much information as possible to the public, patients, employees and other interested parties as the situation evolves.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopedic care.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

T: 613-258-6133 extension 223