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Transfer of Patients Across Regions [Media Releases]
Published On: April 14, 2021
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is taking a system approach to care delivery with hospitals across our region and across the province to ensure everyone has access to care when they need it. This could include the transferring of medical or critical care patients to STEGH to manage pressures on ICUs in harder hit […]
Update: Surgical, Ambulatory and Diagnostic Imaging Services [Media Releases]
Published On: April 12, 2021
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) continues to monitor increasing COVID-19 cases and community transmission at the local, regional and provincial levels. STEGH may need to implement service reductions in an effort to preserve clinical capacity to respond to an increase in COVID-19 admissions on the medical and intensive care units. Working with our regional […]
Published On: February 17, 2021
(St. Thomas, ON) Robert Biron, President and CEO at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) announced today that he will be retiring in June. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve the St. Thomas and Elgin community,” says Biron. STEGH is fortunate to have such a remarkable team who place the care and […]
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.