Opened in October 2003, the Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) is located directly off Highway 401, approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto. The hospital delivers a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Acute services include emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, obstetrical care and palliative care. Post-acute specialty services (PASS) include restorative care and rehabilitation. Mental health care, chemotherapy, dialysis and 16 other ambulatory care clinics are offered on an outpatient basis through partnerships with regional centres and nearby specialists. NHH offers a full range of diagnostic services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and mammography.
The hospital serves the catchment area of west Northumberland County. A mixed urban and rural population of approximately 60,000 residents, west Northumberland comprises the Town of Cobourg, the Municipality of Port Hope and the townships of Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand.
NHH employs approximately 600 people and relies on the additional support provided by community physicians, midwives and volunteers. The current operating budget for the hospital is $70 million.
Patient activity from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017:
- 34,264 Emergency Department visits
- 4,427 admissions
- 540 births
- 5,098 surgical cases
- 6,153 dialysis visits
- 7,220 chemotherapy visits
- 16,355 outpatient ambulatory care clinic visits (excluding mental health)
- 3,129 community mental health (individuals served)
- 1,025 telemedicine visits (coordinated onsite via the Ontario Telemedicine Network)
NHH is a member of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.