What You Should Know
The Emergency Department of the Lennox & Addington County Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The aim of our emergency department is to provide you with prompt and efficient emergency treatment, subject to the urgency of your condition.
Nursing assessment (triage) is done on arrival and appropriate assistance provided for every patient according to priority of condition. Immediate medical attention is given for life threatening condition. For less critical cases it may be necessary for you to wait for a period of time before being examined by a doctor.
The following is a guideline to help you understand how emergency cases are prioritized at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital.
How We Can Help You
Note: Prescription renewals and completion of forms are not a function of the Emergency Department.
How You Can Help Us
Bring your Ontario health card and applicable medical insurance card if residing outside of Ontario.
When you visit the Emergency Department it is important for us to know exactly what Medications you are taking. This helps us with your diagnosis and treatment.
Bring all medications and/or any other pertinent medical information (allergies/medic alert) with you, or at least the most up-to-date list. This information can help us provide you with better care. A medication list could include: prescription medications, non-prescription medications, vitamins and minerals, herbal medications, supplements and any allergies (medication, food and/or environmental).
Have Posted By Your Phone
- Your 911 address (lot and concession number)
- Your telephone number
- Health number
During a crisis, it is possible to forget this crucial information.