Norfolk General Hospital

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For the hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, see Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk General Hospital is located in Ontario
Norfolk General Hospital
Location in Ontario
Location Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 42°50′06″N 80°18′52″W / 42.835°N 80.3144°W / 42.835; -80.3144Coordinates: 42°50′06″N 80°18′52″W / 42.835°N 80.3144°W / 42.835; -80.3144
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type General
Affiliated university McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
Emergency department Yes
Helipad TC LID: CPA8
Beds 106
Founded 1925
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Norfolk General Hospital is a general hospital in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada;[1] the only one in Norfolk County. The hospital was founded in 1925.[2] It became an official teaching site for McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences in 2009.[3] Like many hospitals, it has a charitable foundation which helps to fund its capital acquisitions and various programs.


Norfolk General Hospital is equipped with 106 beds[4] and a helipad.[5] Recent improvements include expansion of the emergency room[1] and installation of CT scan equipment.[6] Doctors with hospital privileges include specialists and surgeons.[7] The hospital also houses a nursing home for the elderly and the severely handicapped.

Recent economic problems have forced the hospital to close three beds,[8] making some nursing jobs redundant. A lack of demand, attributed to more seniors staying at home, was also cited as a reason for the closure.[8]


External links[edit]

Official website