COVID-19 Update February 15, 2022:

Gradual ramp up of non-urgent surgeries and procedures

KDH is pleased to learn that the Government of Ontario has revoked “Directive 2”, allowing hospitals to begin the gradual ramp up of non-urgent surgeries and procedures, based on criteria set out by the province. This is good news for our patients who have been waiting for their surgeries to be rescheduled.

The hospital is in the process of implementing its plan to reschedule surgeries as safely and quickly as possible. Care teams are reviewing each patient’s case and will prioritize and reschedule procedures based on the medical need.

We will work closely with other hospitals in the region to address the backlog of surgeries. This means working together as a region to maximize beds, staffing and surgical suites.

We know this has been a very frustrating time for patients whose surgeries and procedures were rescheduled. Rest assured, we will continue working with the Ministry of Health, and our regional health partners, to add capacity and address the backlog. We appreciate the community’s patience and support.

PLEASE NOTE: The situation is subject to change based on human resources availability, and prioritizing inpatient and emergency care.

COVID-19 Current Visitor Guidelines

For our current Visitor Guidelines, please click here.

North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

KDH is a proud partner in the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at 15 Campus Drive in Kemptville, Ontario. The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre offers testing and physician assessment. For more information and/or to book an appointment, visit

COVID-19 Vaccination

For information about who is eligible, how to book, local COVID-19 vaccine status and more, visit the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit’s COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Ongoing Restrictions/Cancellations

Kemptville District Hospital is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, physicians, and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of current restrictions/cancellations at KDH.

Given the fluid nature of the situation, this page is updated regularly. We are committed to being transparent and accountable in all our communications. We thank the entire KDH community, both within and outside our walls, for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time.

  • There is one entrance open to the public – the ER entrance – where you will be screened on arrival.
  • All volunteer services have been suspended; this includes operation of the hospital’s coffee shop.
  • All large group events are cancelled until further notice.
  • All meetings at KDH are cancelled until further notice.

For more information:

Consult the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit for up-to-date information about vaccinations, screening, self-isolation, travel advice and public gatherings.

Mental Health Support during the pandemic:

It’s normal to feel worried and overwhelmed during these uncertain times. Help is available for people experiencing heightened stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For children and youth:

Call WAY – Wellness Access for Youth – at 1-866-741-1WAY (1929) to speak to a counsellor about current stress and anxiety or any mental health issue, and to get connected to any of the WAY partners whose services you need. WAY partners include Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville,  Connect Youth (for help with housing, employment, or support while waiting for a referral), and PLEO – Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario.

For more information about WAY, visit

For adults:

The office of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health (LLGAMH) in the KDH Health Centre on our campus is currently closed due to the pandemic; however, LLGAMH’s counsellors and case workers are working remotely, and are ready to take your call, whether you are a current client or you find yourself in need of service now. Please call 613-342-2262.

For more information about LLAGM, visit