About GGH

When the doors to Guelph General Hospital were opened on August 16, 1875, the hospital had 12 beds, a small infectious room and a dispensary. A superintendent and two nurses provided care, as well as working in the kitchen, housekeeping, switchboard and laundry.

Today, GGH is a dynamic, comprehensive acute care facility providing a full range of services to the 200,000 residents of Guelph and Wellington County. Services include 24-hour emergency coverage, advanced technology and diagnostic support, and specialty programs such as being the Regional provider for general vascular surgery and a designated Provincial Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.

GGH is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Learn about the history of our hospital here.

Guelph General Hospital by the numbers:

Babies delivered1,718
Bariatric Surgeries449
Beds in Operation197
Diagnostic Imaging Test157,933
Emergency Department Visits56,886
Inpatient & Outpatient Services16,832
Outpatient Visits65,526
Professional Staff (physicians, midwives, and dentists)390
* Year ending March 31, 2023.