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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Launches New Website [Media Releases]
Published On: January 13, 2021
(St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is inviting the community to explore its new website. The website project began in early 2019 and was set to debut in the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 derailed all planning. After almost a year of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the launch […]
COVID-19 Assessment Centre at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital To Stop Testing for International Travel [Media Releases]
Published On: January 11, 2021
COVID-19 Assessment Centre at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital To Stop Testing for International Travel on January 15, 2021 (St. Thomas, ON) Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) will no longer be testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 […]
Published On: December 9, 2020
Our health care team takes pride in serving our patients and the Elgin community. Here at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, our first priority is to keep everyone safe. This is an unwavering commitment to our patients and staff and to the community we serve.
Published On: October 5, 2020
After being admitted to hospital because of a stroke, Sam needed a lot of help with the activities of daily living such as feeding, and getting to the bathroom. He also had problems responding to people and his environment. He did not make eye contact when people came into the room and when his meals arrived, he did not touch the food on the tray unless he was told that he needed to eat.
Published On: September 17, 2020
At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, we are extremely proud of our commitment to patient safety. There are numerous processes and policies that we have in place to protect our patients from harm - both during a pandemic and every day. These are some of them:
Published On: September 1, 2020
On August 31, 2020, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek announced on behalf of the Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health that the Ontario government is committed to supporting the relocation of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) laboratory through a one-time capital grant. “I am thrilled that the provincial government is supporting this much-needed project […]
Published On: July 6, 2020
The #TakeThatStep campaign launched to remind people in Canada that we can take steps every day to improve mental well-being, especially during trying times, and there’s free support available. Wellness Together Canada is Canada’s first and only online platform offering immediate mental health and substance use support for all ages, funded by the Government of Canada.
Published On: May 29, 2020
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Prepares for Gradual Restart of Health Services (St. Thomas, ON) In March 2020, hospitals were directed by the Ontario government to cease all non-essential and elective services, including elective surgeries, outpatient procedures, and diagnostic services to ensure adequate capacity was available to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry […]
Published On: May 25, 2020
ST. THOMAS ELGIN GENERAL HOSPITAL EXPANDS ACCESS TO COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE The Provincial government has expanded testing to support and monitor more actively essential workers as well as anyone who is worried that they have been exposed or have contracted COVID- 19, even if they do not have symptoms. As a result, anyone who wishes […]
Published On: May 14, 2020
Meet Derek. Derek was the first patient to test positive for COVID-19 in Elgin County and was the first COVID-19 patient at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. He spent a total of 48 days in hospital, 24 of which were in a coma on a ventilator. On Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day), Derek and his […]