*** Non-Urgent and Elective Surgeries and Procedures
On April 8, the Ontario government announced the ramping down of elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures in response to the bed capacity crisis in hospitals related to the pandemic. If you have a procedure/surgery scheduled at GBGH in the coming weeks and it must postponed based on the government’s direction, you will be contacted by the hospital. If you are not contacted by the hospital, your procedure is proceeding as planned.
Surgical services at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) include obstetrical (i.e. cesarean sections), gynecology, a wide range of general surgery, orthopedic (day surgery only), dentistry, ear, nose and throat, and ophthalmology. As is common in most hospitals, the majority of surgeries performed at GBGH are day surgery, however some surgical procedures will require that you are admitted to hospital for a short period of time following surgery.
Our surgical services team consists of General Surgeons, Surgical Specialists, Dentists, Anaesthetists, Registered Nurses, an OR Scheduler, and an OR Support Worker.The Surgical Suite at GBGH operates for booked surgeries Monday to Friday 7 – 3, but is available 24/7 for emergencies.
Once your surgery is booked, you will be scheduled for a Pre-Op Clinic appointment (2-3 weeks before your scheduled surgery). At your Pre-Op Clinic appointment a nurse will meet with you and provide you with the necessary information about your surgical preparation i.e. food restrictions, medication instructions, blood work, x-rays, day of surgery arrival time, and answer any questions you may have.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled Pre-Op clinic appointment or have any questions about the day of surgery, please contact our OR Scheduler at 526-1300 Ext. 5247.