Nipigon District Memorial Hospital is a 37 bed facility providing health care and wellness promotion services to the residents of the Nipigon catchment area. The Hospital provides services through in-patient and out-patient programs originating from its central site in the town of Nipigon. The Hospital site has 15 acute care beds, 15 long term care beds, and seven chronic care beds – one of which is a short-stay respite bed.
The Hospital provides inpatient acute care, long term and chronic care services, 24 hour emergency services cardiac care including telemetry, rehab, palliative care, diagnostic services (laboratory, radiography, ultrasound, and pulmonary function testing). Specialist clinics and services – both on-site and via the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
Since 1973, the Hospital has administered the budget for the Beardmore Health Centre located some 57 kilometres north of Nipigon. This original healthcare facility opened in 1943 as a Hospital and later in November of 1974 became the Beardmore Regional Health Centre. This new facility opened in June 2012. The addition of the Ontario Telemedicine Network service at the Health Centre has further closed the gap to specialized services for the people of Beardmore.
Opportunities to expand health care services beyond the traditional Hospital role are facilitated through integrative and collaborative partnerships with local and regional health care providers, stakeholders, the communities and the public. Primary care, health promotion, chronic disease management, and specialty care services can be provided through innovative service delivery methods developed through partnerships .The Nipigon District Memorial Hospital works closely with the Family Health Team. We share a common Board. The Physicians at the Jackson Hughes Medical Clinic are key partners however they are not employees of the hospital. They provide service in the Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Beardmore Clinic and the Jackson Hughes Medical Clinic.