Norfolk General Hospital is a model of excellence for rural hospitals and is unique in that it is “… large enough to have advanced technology yet small enough so most of us know each other by name.”


Dr. Tim Bard,

Varied Practices

"General Practitioners can work in different areas such as anesthesia, emergency, palliative care, obstetrics and the like. Such varied practices are not common in larger centres.”


Dr. Bill Thorogood,

Appreciative & Accommodating

Norfolk General is very friendly to family physicians.

Norfolk General Hospital's unique approach to physicians has proven beneficial not only for them, but also our patients. We do not make demands and we do not have unreasonable expectations. This has led to tremendous teamwork, a collaborative spirit and an enhanced continuum of care.


"I'm so happy I came to practice in Canada, the speed in which doctors get reports is remarkable -- investigations, lab work, X-ray etc. This doesn't happen back home," he said. "In terms of function, this is beautiful, because I can practice medicine with all the facilities I need."


Dr. Mohammed,
Internist 2010

Life • Work • Balance

“Physicians have no requirements of practice style imposed upon them. We have the freedom to practice to suit our lifestyles, and as a result we collaborate well for the benefit of our patients.”


Dr. Bill Thorogood,

REAL Healthcare & Physician Employment Opportunities

Opportunities to practice medicine in our corner of rural Ontario are interesting and varied, expenses are reasonable and our lifestyle is relaxed. Many GP's here also work in different areas such as anesthesia, emergency, palliative care, and obstetrics. Such varied practices are almost unheard of in larger centres. We invite you to come and meet with some of our physicians who will answer all your questions about setting up and building a medical practice in Norfolk County. Contact us today to start planning your visit.

Practicing in a smaller center like Simcoe and Norfolk County means you have to be resourceful and creative...finding your own solutions to challenges and being able to take on things that move you beyond your comfort level...that's part of the appeal!

Norfolk General Hospital has a proactive vision for the future and strong community support, raising over $500,000 annually from corporate sponsors and members of the community. It is also flexible in supporting physician practice opportunities.

The Delhi Community Health Centre was one of 52 centres across Ontario to pioneer the Community Family Health Team (FHT) concept in 2005. Today, the Delhi Community Health Centre's multidisciplinary FHT, consisting of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals address the needs of a diverse community. Services offered through the FHT include social work, nutrition services, health promotion, chiropody and chronic disease management. Come for a visit, meet the team and let them show you our modern and professional facilities.

Large Enough to be Cutting Edge... Small Enough to be Remarkable

Norfolk General Hospital believes in the importance of investing in and implementing new technologies to improve patient care and access to information. Recent upgrades include:

  • Electronic medical record keeping system (PIER): allows fast access to patient records from anywhere & collects workload data;
  • Wireless tablets: view patient records at bedside;
  • Wall-mounted screens;
  • Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS):enables online viewing of x-rays & CT scans from home, office or hospital;
  • Criti-Call: saves time and money since it allows physicians to quickly identify bed availability in nearby hospitals;
  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • Lorad MIV mammography equipment
  • Ultrasound
  • Portable x-ray with mobile C-arm
  • Fluoroscopy

Appreciative & Accommodating

The people of Norfolk County genuinely appreciate the care they receive in their local hospital and healthcare centres. Patients make connections with their healthcare providers and are generous with their praise and appreciation.

The medical community of Norfolk goes out of its way to accommodate new practitioners. When Dr. Rohan Robertson, MD, FRCPC first arrived in the area she was welcomed by healthcare teams who met with her, showed her around the community and answered her questions. Additionally, the hospital pharmacist immediately ensured that her preferred patient medications were in stock.

We benefit from a strong network of healthcare professionals who believe in working together to create a supportive work environment for all. The result is an environment of collegiality.

Life • Work • Balance

It is no secret that working in the healthcare field is demanding work; both physically and mentally, and sometimes even emotionally. It is refreshing to know that at the end of a busy day in just a quick ten minutes, you can retreat home to a quiet place away from the cares of work.

A successful career while enjoying the things in life that are important to you: that's what healthcare and physician practice opportunities in Norfolk County offer. Contact us to arrange for a personal tour of our healthcare facilities and our communities.

Education Services

Norfolk General Hospital supports lifelong learning though:

  • On site clinical programs, such as recertification courses in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Clinical placements for students through ROMP and medical schools
  • Partners with Laurentian University in distance learning
  • Participation in the McMaster University Expanded Residency Program
  • Placements for secondary schools and community colleges
  • Emergency Department Mentorship Program

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Prevent the Spread of Germs!

Who is PFAC

Patient and Family Advisory Council Members 

  • Share their story.
  • Participate in committee work.
  • Review or help create educational or informational materials.
  • Work on long and short-term projects.
  • Serve on a patient and family advisory council.

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McMaster Expanded Residency Program

mcmaster-universityNorfolk General Hospital in Simcoe is an official teaching site for McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

This agreement with McMaster signals our mutual desire to formalize and expand our relationship. We look forward to teaching more medical students and family medicine residents in the future, and eventually hosting other health sciences students as well.


Visit Norfolk Today!

If you are a physician interested in the practice opportunities available in Norfolk, contact us for more information or to arrange a personal tour.

REAL opportunity awaits in Norfolk.


Career Opportunities

Norfolk offers many health care career opportunities for Physicians and Specialists as well as a variety of disciplines including:

  • Registered and Practical Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • ER Physician
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Diagnostic Imaging Technologists
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Registered Dieticians

Contact us to discover the opportunities waiting for you along Ontario's South Coast.