A challenging and rewarding place to practice

Comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals and support staff, the Norfolk healthcare community encompasses an array of healthcare services and programs including a full service, fully accredited community hospital, several healthcare centres, long-term care facilities and Community Care Access Centre. Health services include family and
acute care, long-term care, public health, primary care, home care and mental health.

Many GP’s here also work in different areas such as anesthesia, emergency, palliative care, and obstetrics.

Another opportunity can be found in the Delhi Community Health Centre. Opened in 2005, it is one of 52 centres across Ontario to pioneer the Community Family Health Team (FHT). The centre’s multi-disciplinary 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.

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 & Supportive
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.

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.

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.

Education Services
Norfolk General Hospital supports lifelong learning through:

  • 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

Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)
Norfolk General Hospital works with ROMP to invite medical students to experience the variety of practice opportunities available in Norfolk County.

Local physicians serve as preceptors for these students, sharing their skills and experience. Contact us for more information.

Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO)
Norfolk General Hospital works with the Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) to ensure information about practice opportunities and educational placements in Norfolk is available to medical students and practitioners.

Contact us for details about the various programs available to assist you in setting up your practice in our community. Carolynn Beam, our
Physician Liaison can answer all your questions about small-town and rural medical practices in our community and about living here too.

Please contact her directly by phone at 519-426-0130 Ext. 1259 or email cbeam@ngh.on.ca