The Emergency Department at the Deep River and District Hospital provides 24 hour Emergency Services. The Department boasts the latest in medical technology and diagnostic tools. Support services such as Lab and X-ray are also available on a 24 hour basis to support the Emergency Department as needed.
The Department is staffed by a physician on-call or on-site, and by Registered Nurses who have elected to focus on emergency nursing and have taken special courses specific emergency care.
Welcome to the Deep River and District Hospital's Emergency Department. An emergency nurse will see you within 15 minutes of your arrival to assess your condition.
If you are experiencing chest pain or are having difficulty breathing, please alert the emergency nurse immediately.
How soon a doctor sees you depends on how sick or badly injured you are. For example, the doctor will see someone with a heart attack before someone with a sprained ankle or sore throat.
Patients are seen by a doctor in order of need, not time of arrival.
If your wait is longer than you expected, please understand that we are busy attending to patients who need immediate care. Sometimes we may also have to wait for a special room or equipment to be available before we can take care of you.
Please do not eat or drink.
If your condition worsens while you are waiting, please let the nurse know.
1. Have your Ontario Health Insurance card ready, or your medical insurance information if you live outside Ontario.
2. Have a list of all medications that you take on a regular basis and any other important information, e.g., allergies.
Before you leave, be sure that you understand the doctor’s instructions. If you are not sure, ask the doctor or nurse to explain them to you again.
If you decide to leave before being seen by a doctor, please talk with a nurse.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.