Centre Wellington Practicing Medicine

A day in the life for a Centre Wellington family physician starts in Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH). Early in the morning, physicians typically conduct inpatient rounds, perhaps assist with surgery or conduct minor procedures. By 9:00 am physicians are in their offices seeing patients. Offices are ideally located an easy 5-10 minute drive from the hospital or some are located directly across the street from the hospital.

GMCH runs an Emergency Department providing 24/7 coverage and is staffed by the local group of Family Physicians under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Alternate Funding Program. GMCH Family Physicians work on average 4-6 Emergency shifts a month – shifts range from 4-12 hours. Approximately 26,000 patients are seen in the GMCH Emergency Department on an annual basis

Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) Medical Staff team consists of:
  • 22 Family Physicians
  • 4 GP/Anesthetist
  • 2 Internal Medicine Specialist
  • 2 General Surgeons
  • 1 Psychiatrist (Part Time)
  • 1 Obstetrician/Gynecologist
  • Radiologist team shared with Guelph General Hospital
  • Visiting Specialists to GMCH include; Urology, Endocrinologist, G.I. Medicine, General Surgery and ENT.
Additional services within the hospital include palliative and supportive care, a diabetes education centre, rehabilitation services, which include physiotherapy and occupational therapy, speech pathology and wound care clinic.

Groves Memorial Community Hospital has a very active and busy Medical Student and Resident training program. GMCH is a medical education training site for students and residents coming from:
  • Rural Ontario Medical Program
  • McMaster University’s, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine