New Doctor for DRDH Emergency Department


The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) is very pleased to welcome a new physician to our community.

Dr. Robert Suttie has been successfully recruited to work in the DRDH Emergency Department under the Emergency Department Recruitment Program. The program helps to increase physician staffing in emergency departments across Ontario.

The Deep River and District Hospital formed a “Medical Recruitment Team” last year, which primarily looks at physician recruitment and retention for the entire North Renfrew Health Campus - including the Hospital, Four Seasons Lodge, and Family Health Team.

The three municipalities of Laurentian Hills, Deep River, and Head, Clara & Maria recognize that recruiting and retaining physicians in North Renfrew is crucial to the physical and economic health of our communities. The four-party partnership with the North Renfrew Health Campus enables recruitment and retention activities to be supported.

Richard Bedard, DRDH President and CEO, expressed that, “Dr. Suttie will be a great addition to our care team and we look forward to him joining our medical staff”.

"We are excited to have Dr. Suttie in a full-time position in the Emergency Department,” said Dr. Kipp, Chief of Staff. “We welcome Dr. Suttie to our hospital and to our community".

Dr. Suttie began working at DRDH in early July. He resides in Ottawa, and completed his medical training through the University of Ottawa as well as Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.


In addition to welcoming Dr. Suttie, the Medical Recruitment Team remains active with recruitment efforts underway for a role within the Family Health Team, as well as additional roles in the Emergency Department, and future planning.


 Dr. Robert Suttie