PSFDH Obstetrical Programme

RE:   Clarification of Obstetrical Services and Departure

of Local Family Physician

Smiths Falls, ON – The Board and Executive of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) wishes to clarify the Hospital’s policy with respect to Family Physicians participating in obstetrical care.

We welcome the involvement of both Family Physicians and Obstetricians in our Obstetrical Programme. We are very proud of the patient and family centred care model that exists at PSFDH.

We understand Dr. Lawson’s decision to give up those privileges and relocate to another community is grounded in unresolved issues in that Department. While we respect her decision, we regret that she feels that is her only option.

PSFDH is committed to working with our physicians to enable us to once again have family doctors wanting to work together with our obstetricians in the Obstetrical Programme.

“It is with regret that we accept Dr. Lawson’s plan to relocate from our community in early 2019. The PSFDH administration respects Dr. Lawson’s decision to leave her practice and relocate which came after many months of discussions with PSFDH colleagues,” stated Vickie Kaminski, A/President & CEO.

PSFDH continues to welcome family physicians who join our community and organization and seek to provide obstetrical services.


About PSFDH:

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is a fully accredited acute care health care organization located on two state-of-the-art sites.  The hospital is situated in the heart of the Rideau Canal region and proudly provides health services to more than 60,000+ people in the surrounding communities.  The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis as well as laboratory and infection control services.

For more information contact:

Vickie Kaminski, A/President & CEO

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

613-283-2330 ext:1110

Great War Memorial Site
33 Drummond Street West
Perth, ON K7H 2K1
Tel: (613) 267-1500
Smiths Falls Site
60 Cornelia Street West
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9
Tel: (613) 283-2330

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