About GGH

Collage of staff, volunteers and physicians

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.

Number of Beds

  • Intensive Care and Step Down – 24
  • Paediatrics – 8
  • Medicine – 96
  • Surgery – 66
  • Obstetrics – 22

Total Acute Care Beds – 216

Hospital Family

The hospital employs over 1,700 staff. More than 250 Hospital volunteers contribute 1,500 hours of work per month. Volunteers operate in a variety of patient care and support service areas and organize fundraising activities.

There are 339 professional staff at GGH including physicians, midwives and dentists.