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January 3, 2018

Access to North Building

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is excited to announce the upcoming move of Surgical Services, Emergency Services and Mental Health Services into the newly built North Tower. Following is a list of very important move dates that we want to make you aware of, as well as the timeline for access to the North Building.

Key Move Dates:



Until Monday, January 25 at 7:00 a.m. the old Emergency Department will remain open.


Monday, January 15, 2018 - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

(only Surgical Services open)

  • - Patients & Visitors coming to Surgical Services please park in the East Parking Lot
  • - Enter through East Entrance
  • - If you need to be dropped off, use the East Entrance canopy
  • - Accessible parking available in East Lot
  • - Use ground floor link to access North Building (see map for details)


Thursday, January 25, 2018 both Emergency and Surgical Services are open

  • - Patients & Visitors can park in both the East or North Parking Lots
  • - Capacity of 15 spots in North Parking Lot for only ED patients
  • - Accessible parking available in both lots
  • - North Building Ground Floor access now open
  • - East Entrance ground floor link open
  • - Emergency Department (ED) walk-in access is located directly under ‘Emergency’ sign on the North Building
  • - Emergency and Surgical Patient Drop-off is located under the “Emergency” Sign off Elm St.
  • - Surgical Services access is also available at the North Building through the doors on the left of  the ED walk-in entrance


Thursday, February 8, 2018 all units in North Building are open

  • - Patients & Visitors coming to Mental Health Services please park in the East Parking Lot
  • - Accessible parking available in East Parking Lot and North Parking Lot
  • - Enter through East Entrance to use ground floor link to access North Building (see map for details)
    • - Access to the North Building is also available through the doors on the left of the ED walk-in entrance


  • Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:00am

    Beginning March 3rd 2016, construction within the Emergency parking lot will ramp back up in preparation for the new Mechanical and Electrical building.

    The contractor will begin with the removal of the parking gates and rework the existing parking area, this means that there will no longer be parking for patients or visitors, however, patient drop-off is still permitted. Also, the windows in the Atrium, facing the Emergency lot, will be covered with plywood to prevent any damage while the heavy equipment is working within close proximity. Emergency vehicles (Police, EMS, and Fire) will continue to have access to the emergency department throughout the construction phases.

    All ambulatory patients are asked to park within the East lot and utilize the East entrance to access the Emergency department. Communication plans and additional signage are currently in the works to help direct everyone throughout construction and will be implemented in weeks ahead.

    Read our Frequently Asked Questions. Your co-operation and assistance to help direct those in need during this transition is greatly appreciated.

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:45am

    On Tuesday, Dec. 1st, STEGH hosted the first Redevelopment Community Liaison Committee meeting. This committee has been formed in collaboration with the City of St. Thomas as a means to communicate with the neighbourhood during the construction phase. The committee will meet as needed to address issues affecting the immediate neighbours, as well as address any questions or concerns. Members of the committee include representation from the Hospital, the Contractor (EllisDon), the neighbours, and the City of St. Thomas. To contact the CLC, email

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:30am

    On Monday, November 23rd, the temporary mobile CT Scanner was delivered to STEGH. It has been located just outside the east maintenance entrance. The mobile CT scanner is required as a substitute for our current CT Scanner in anticipation of the vibration caused by construction activity. These vibrations would affect our current CT scanner operation and therefore we will need to be shut it down. The anticipated shutdown date is Dec. 14th. The temporary Mobile CT Scanner will generally be used Monday-Friday, for the first six to eight months of 2016 when the majority of heavy construction activity will take place. This is subject to change depending on results of vibration testing by the contractor during the construction phase.