The Lab at Grey Bruce Health Services’ (GBHS) Southampton Hospital will be closed for two days this week on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

As part of the Emergency Room and Laboratory renovation, the electrical services are being upgraded, and this temporary lab closure will help to minimize traffic within the hospital while the electrical work is being done.

Please note that the ER will remain open 24/7 as usual.

GBHS is working to minimize disruption to the public during this period, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Lab will re-open on Friday, September 30th.

Phase 1 of the ER and Lab expansion began in May this year, and is expected to take approximately two years to complete. The expansion will include a 10,000 square-foot addition to the Emergency Room and a major renovation of the Laboratory. The new ER and Ambulatory Care area will include 11 modern treatment rooms, and the Lab will be doubled in size.

To stay up-to-date on the Southampton Hospital renovations, please visit the GBHS website at: www.gbhs.on.ca and click ‘News and Events.’

Media contact:

Nicole Schmidt, Communications Coordinator, Grey Bruce Health Services, 519-376-2121 ext. 2805, nischmidt@gbhs.on.ca, www.gbhs.on.ca