West Haldimand General Hospital prepares for a three-hour planned power outage on December 16

On Friday, December 16, 2022, West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH) will experience a planned three-hour power outage. The outage is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and end by 1:00 p.m. The planned power outage is required to replace some key electrical infrastructure at WHGH. Some of the current electrical infrastructure has reached its end of life, and it must be replaced to avoid unplanned power outages at the hospital


During this time, temporary back-up power will be provided to ensure the hospital has the electrical capacity to support critical operations on the day of the partial power outage. Extensive planning and communication have occurred to ensure the comfort and safety of our current patients and mitigate any risks.


The hospital’s emergency department, inpatient unit, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services will remain operational and will continue to provide high-quality, safe care to patients. The Haldimand Family Health Team’s outpatient clinic will not be impacted and will continue to operate as normal.


During the three-hour planned power outage, diagnostic imaging will not be seeing outpatients. All appointments have been rescheduled. 


Elevators and air heating/cooling systems at WHGH will remain operational.


WHGH apologizes for any inconvenience this temporary power reduction may cause and appreciates your support and understanding during this time.