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Ambulances To Bypass Huntsville Hospital During Power Upgrade

Posted: 2021-10-13 07:42:57 By: thebay

The Huntsville District Memorial Hospital is planning for a planned six-hour outage of their emergency back-up power system. The outage is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. on Oct 20th.

The MAHC says that during this time, a new emergency back-up power generator will be installed to ensure they have the electrical capacity to support new and future critical equipment on emergency power.

During the six-hour outage, there will be no scheduled surgical procedures, or ambulatory or outpatient tests, clinics or treatments.

The MAHC says ambulances will bypass the Emergency Department, if it is safe to do so. 

Other facilities, including the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site in Bracebridge, will be used for obstetrical deliveries on October 19 and 20. No visiting will be permitted at Huntsville Hospital on October 20.

The community is encouraged to see their family doctor or other community provider for treatment or care, if possible on October 20.