Norfolk County has an excellent health care system and support systems in place for its residents. Norfolk County is part of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. Norfolk County Council acts as the Board of Health.
Norfolk General Hospital (ngh.on.ca) is a full-service hospital rich in community spirit, passionate about patient care and committed to growth and development. NGH is home to health care professionals dedicated to excelling in their sphere and focused on the well-being of their patients and community. Norfolk General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area, and is also recognized as having one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the Province, providing our Hospital and Nursing Home with over 40,000 hours annually.
Staff provide patients with a diverse range of clinical services. The Laboratory has been recognized as a leader in quality, performing some 200,000 tests annually. NGH also has a highly recognized Diabetes Educational Program and an aggressive Infection Control Program. Information Technology at NGH is leading the way in electronic medical record keeping. The Operating Room is equipped with Minimally Invasive Surgical equipment. Some 5,500 procedures are performed annually in four theatres and an endoscopy suite. Local residents have the benefit of reduced travel, faster diagnoses, earlier treatments and discharges with modernized equipment such as the 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner and Digital Mammography unit.
With its beautiful design and architectural structure, Norfolk General Hospital reaches beyond a typical small-scale health care facility. In 2008, the Emergency Department Redevelopment Project was presented with the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society’s Award of Excellence. Approximately 4,000 patients are admitted annually and some 30,000 attend the Emergency Department. The hospital can also be proud of its state of the art, six-bed Intensive Care Unit, fully equipped with the latest in cardiac equipment. The surrounding community continues to generously support new initiatives and endeavors, allowing NGH to move forward providing the best possible care for patients.
Norfolk General Hospital is large enough to have advanced technology, but small enough so most staff know each other by name. The NGH team pride themselves on patient and employee safety, support lifelong learning for professional and support staff, and continue to explore innovative ways to deliver compassionate and prompt care, to those they serve.
The Delhi Community Health Centre (dchc.ca) is a community-owned, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing quality health care to Delhi and Norfolk County. The Delhi Family Health Team includes a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, a mental health worker, pharmacist, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community. Independent physicians associated with other medical models also provide comprehensive primary health care services to their enrolled patients both during regular office hours and through an after-hours service. DCHC also operates a public walk-in medical clinic.
The Health Unit of Haldimand & Norfolk (hnhu.org) provides health promotion in schools, infection control in institutions, substance misuse prevention, workplace health promotion, control of infectious diseases, safe food handling education, inspection and enforcement, health hazard investigations, drinking water testing, and other programs and services.
Haldimand-Norfolk REACH (hnreach.on.ca) is a multi-service agency, providing children’s mental health services, developmental services, Autism services, youth justice services, family services, a residential program for transitional-aged youth and several early learning and care services including licensed childcare, Ontario Early Years Centres and Community Action Program for Children. REACH serves as the Lead Agency for the Student Nutrition Program in the region.