Hospital Profile

Hospital Profile

Nurses HuggingAlexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) provides healthcare services in Huron County to the community of Goderich and several surrounding municipalities representing a catchment area of approximately 25,000 people.

The Hospital is an active treatment facility operated under the direction of a twelve member Board of Directors. AMGH currently operates forty-two (42) beds providing acute, long-term, psychiatric, emergency and ambulatory care and is operating under a four year accreditation award granted in 2013.

AMGH is a full service community hospital providing on-call coverage for internal medicine, general surgery, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, and obstetrics. In addition, the Emergency Department has a physician on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week. AMGH is the largest provider of hospital services in Huron County which includes the delivery of primary care, a range of secondary level acute and complex continuing care to its broad catchment population. It is a Schedule 1 facility with a twenty bed inpatient psychiatric unit that provides care for all of Huron County as well as providing services for some bordering communities in Bruce, Grey and Perth Counties. The Hospital also offers full-time community psychiatric outpatient/day care facilities for the Towns of Goderich, Clinton, Exeter, Seaforth and Wingham. In addition to these community programs, the Hospital is the sponsor for the Regional Intensive Case Management program serving mentally ill patients throughout Huron and Perth Counties.

Medical practitioners on active staff include two general surgeons, four psychiatrists, one internist, one OB/GYN and fourteen family physicians. Three general practitioner anaesthetists provide anaesthesia coverage. These physicians, supported by visiting specialists primarily from London and Stratford, provide services for a wide range of outpatient clinics including general surgery, gynaecology, internal medicine/cardiology, neurology, obstetrics and plastics. Four general practitioner obstetricians provide obstetrical service.

Other community services provided at AMGH include cardiology investigations, a wide range of diagnostic imaging procedures, laboratory, diabetic education, nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language pathology, pulmonary function testing, holter monitoring, stress testing, ECG, and social work. An active ambulatory care program is maintained and includes day surgery and outpatient paediatrics. Those patients in need of more specialized care and treatment are primarily referred to the tertiary care facilities in London.front entrance of Alexandra Marine and General Hospital 

 

While each program is unique in its own area, together they form a hospital team decidated to compassionate, high quality and family centred care.

AMGH is a fully accredited hospital with Accreditation Canada, the leader in raising the bar for quality in health. Their Mission is to drive quality in health services through accreditation. They help organizations across Canada and internationally examine and improve the quality of service they provide to their patients and clients. AMGH strives to continually improve by participating in the Accreditation process and by meeting or exceeding the identified standards and criteria, receive Accreditation Canada's highest award. AMGH is scheduled for their next accreditation survey in the fall of 2017.

The Board at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital is committed to patient safety and in fostering a safe environment for patients and their families. In the interest of maintaining its high quality of care and its practice of continuous improvement, the Board wants unsafe conditions and practices eliminated. To that end, the Board has identified Patient Safety as one of its Strategic Directions with Objectives and an Action Plan to ensure its implementation.