Service Summary

AMGH has 20 beds dedicated for IP Acute care which include medical issues and post-operative care. Our medical patients are cared for by an interdisciplinary team which may include the following:

  • CCAC
  • Dietitian
  • Nurses
  • Nursing students
  • Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physician(s)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Work
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Residents

AMGH primarily serves those individuals with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease or illness and gastrointestinal disorders.

AMGH has a robust lab, diagnostic imaging and cardiorespiratory outpatient department that provide us with the opportunity to provide comprehensive and patient-centered care.

The medicine unit team meets daily to plan care for the inpatients. The interdisciplinary team members will utilize this opportunity to voice patient’s needs and preferences for further care.

Intensive Care Level II

AMGH offers critical care beds with a higher intensity of monitoring. Nursing staff caring for these patients have completed advanced education to manage patient with critical needs. Our intensive care team provides comprehensive care to those individuals who have suffered heart related issues such myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Medical coverage of the ICU is provided by General Practitioners, in consultation with Anesthesiologists and Internal Medicine as needed.

AMGH is a designated Telestroke site for Southwestern Ontario. Patients exhibiting stroke symptoms present in our ER department and are evaluated to determine if they meet the criteria for treatment with tPA. tPA is used to treat ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke is caused by a clot that is blocking or obstructing the flow of blood to the brain. tPA dissolves clots however it works best if given within four and a half hours of discovery of stroke symptoms.

Patients who do receive TPA require close monitoring and one to one care by specially trained nurses. The nurses in AMGH ICU are trained to care for our telestroke patient according to Best Practice Guidelines.



Contact Number:

519-524-8689 ext. 5230

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