Update: Surgeries gradually resuming at KDH starting June 1, 2021

We will be cautiously starting to resume elective surgeries and procedures on June 1st, beginning with day surgeries and endoscopic procedures.

Along with all Ontario hospitals, KDH postponed all non-emergent and non-urgent surgeries and procedures at the height of the third COVID wave in April, in accordance with a government order (COVID-19 Directive #2).

On May 19, the Chief Medical Officer of Health cleared the way for hospitals across the province to resume day surgeries and procedures as COVID numbers and hospital admissions start to decrease.​​

Patients whose procedures were cancelled will be contacted by their surgeon’s office (not by KDH), advising them of their new surgery date.

We will provide further updates as they become available.

COVID-19 Current Visitor Guidelines

Our Health Unit jurisdiction, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is currently a RED – Control (Stringent Measures) zone according to the Provincial Framework. This affects our visitor policy. Click here for the specifics of the current Visitor Guidelines.

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 https://ngcac.ca/

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 https://www.kdh.on.ca/way

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 https://llgamh.ca