About Us

An aerial view of the hospitalGeneral Information

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

  • 22 Intensive Care and Step Down
  • 62 Surgery 
  • 8 Paediatrics
  • 68 Medicine
  • 22 Obstetrics

Total: 182 beds

Hospital Family

The hospital employs nearly 1,400 staff. More than 200 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 approximately 300 professional staff at GGH including physicians, midwives and dentists.