Perth ER to Reopen - Sunday, July 24, 2022

July 18, 2022

Media Release

RE: Perth Emergency Department Set to Reopen on Sunday, July 24th

For Immediate Release – Friday, July 15, 2022

Smiths Falls, ON: The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is pleased to announce that the Perth Emergency Department will reopen on Sunday, July 24th at 7:30am.

Residents in our catchment area can continue to access emergency care at the Smiths Falls Site located at 60 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls or the closest alternate emergency department.

The Smiths Falls Site Emergency Department continues to be open 24 hrs/day, seven (7) days per week as the reduction to Emergency Department hours impacts only the Perth Emergency Department. All clinic appointments and scheduled procedures remain open.

The PSFDH team and Board of Directors continues to support our staff, and work with them, through this challenging time to ensure safe care for patients and safe and healthy working conditions for staff.

Updates will be shared via our hospital Facebook page and through local media channels.

Anyone requiring immediate medical help should call 911 and paramedics will get you to the nearest emergency department for care.


Gardner Church, Chair, Board of Directors
“We are delighted that we will be resuming full 24/7 Emergency services to our community. A big thank you to the staff and physicians that have supported this plan and worked hard to continue to serve our community with services through our Smiths Falls site”

Michael Cohen, President & CEO
While we all need to acknowledge that the risks posed by COVID are ever-present, we have developed a strong plan to ensure that we can re-establish Emergency services to our community. I want to thank the staff and physicians for all their hard work and dedication to the communities that we serve.”

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:
Karen Kelly, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
613-283-2330 ext. 1129