ABOUT FORT ERIE
Known as the “Gateway to Canada”, Fort Erie is located along the beautifully winding Niagara River and the eastern Basin of Lake Erie across from Buffalo, New York. When the summer months arrive, the population of Fort Erie expands with people who flock to their cottages and utilize the beaches along the sandy shores of Lake Erie and the Niagara River.
Fort Erie’s economy is driven by tourism but the community also has strong industrial sector as a result of its proximity to major highways and waterways.
Fort Erie has the perfect mix of rural and urban settings. Along the Welland Canal, many parks with beach and picnic areas offer biking and walking trails. During the summer months, boating and fishing along the canal are great ways to spend time outdoors, while in the winter, ice skating on the frozen water is ideal.
The Douglas Memorial Hospital is part of the Niagara Health System, which employs over 4,000 staff and is supported by 500 physicians. Ten physicians hold privileges at Douglas Memorial, which is one of the smaller sites.
Level of Service: Secondary Care
Number of Beds: 46
Referral Sites: Hamilton, Welland, Toronto, Niagara Falls
Learner Parking: $47.67/month
Median Age: 46.6