NHH behind-the-scenes tours will be offered

By Cecilia Nasmith

Northumberland Hills Hospital and its staff, physicians and volunteers invite you to an afternoon of exclusive tours on Oct. 17 between 4 and 6 p.m.

It's an open house aimed not only at thanking the community for its continuing support but also at showcasing the health-care services available at NHH and at sharing insights into the services and supports that are expected to grow in the coming year. Both new residents and those of long standing are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at their local hospital.

Staff, physicians and the NHH Foundation's Caring For Generations volunteers will host the event, with guided tours leaving the Main Street Bistro on the hospital's main floor (just inside the front entrance) every 15 minutes.

Each tour is about an hour in length, providing the opportunity for a first-hand look at the advanced technology and design that supports hospital operations – and often works out of sight to ensure NHH can continue to offer exceptional patient care.

Stops on the tour include the newly renovated state-of-the-art operating suite and the mechanical space, where all heat, ventilation and air-conditioning are maintained. Visitors will also get a look at the IT infrastructure that is vital for keeping the hospital connected.

In the hospital press release, president and chief executive officer Linda Davis said this is a follow-up to their highly successful 15th-anniversary open-house-and-tours event last fall.

“We are looking forward to offering this behind-the-scenes opportunity again in 2019,” Davis said.

“The support shown to NHH from the community served is just outstanding. It is a true pleasure for us to be able to demonstrate the services available today as a result of this generosity, highlight some of the rarely seen (but highly essential) support services, and answer any questions local residents may have about NHH and the care available in our community today – and planned for the future.”

Before and after the tours, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy music, refreshments and a chat with staff, physicians and volunteers in the Bistro. Free parking will be offered throughout the event,

Tour spaces are limited, so please reserve yours by Oct. 16 at or 905-372-6811 ext. 3068.