LHIN 4 Hospital Profile
Norfolk General Hospital is rich in community spirit, passionate about patient care and committed to growth and development. Our full service hospital is conveniently located on Ontario’s Southcoast by the shores of Lake Erie and situated in the beautiful town of Simcoe. Serving Norfolk County and surrounding area, NGH is home to health care professionals dedicated to excelling in their sphere and focused on the well-being of their patients and community. Norfolk General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area, and is also recognized as having one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the Province, providing our Hospital and Nursing Home with over 40,000 hours annually.
Staff at Norfolk General Hospital, provide patients’ with a diverse range of clinical services. Our Laboratory has been recognized as a leader in quality, performing some 200, 000 tests annually. We have a highly recognized Diabetes Educational Program and an aggressive Infection Control Program. Information Technology at NGH is leading the way in electronic medical record keeping. The Operating Room is equipped with Minimally Invasive Surgical equipment. Some 5,500 procedures are performed annually in four theatres and our endoscopy suite. Norfolk residents have the benefit of reduced travel, faster diagnoses, earlier treatments and discharges with modernized equipment such as our 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner and Digital Mammography unit.
With its beautiful design and architectural structure, Norfolk General Hospital reaches beyond a typical small-scale health care facility. In 2008, our Emergency Department Redevelopment Project was presented with the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society’s Award of Excellence. Approximately 4,000 patients are admitted annually and some 30, 000 attend our Emergency Department. The hospital can also be proud of its state of the art, six-bed Intensive Care Unit, fully equipped with the latest in cardiac equipment, PAC-MED, Medical Device Reprocessing Department. Our surrounding community continues to generously support new initiatives and endeavors, allowing us to move forward providing the best possible care for our patients.
Norfolk General Hospital is large enough to have advanced technology, but small enough so most of us know each other by name. We pride ourselves on patient and employee safety, support lifelong learning for professional and support staff, and continue to explore innovative ways to deliver compassionate and prompt care, to those we serve.