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COVID-19 Outbreak at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Declared Over [Media Releases]

Published On: January 20, 2022

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has been declared over by Southwestern Public Health. The outbreak had been declared on the 5th floor Acute Medicine Unit on January 7, 2022 after three (3) patients tested positive for the virus. Upon declaring the outbreak, STEGH immediately introduced precautions, including enhanced […]

COVID-19 Outbreak at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Acute Medicine Unit [News]

Published On: January 7, 2022

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the 5th floor Acute Medicine Unit after three (3) patients tested positive for the virus. The unit is currently closed to essential caregivers. STEGH is working closely with Southwestern Public Health Unit and its Infection Prevention and Control team to monitor the […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Institutes Temporary Changes to Essential Visitor Policy [Media Releases]

Published On: December 30, 2021

In an effort to protect the health and safety of patients, staff and physicians, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH), has made changes to its Essential Visitor policy. Effective 12:01 am on Friday, December 31, 2021, STEGH will implement temporary changes to further limit essential visits. This action is being taken out of an […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital at Capacity as the Number of COVID-19 Cases in Elgin County Reaches Critical Levels [Media Releases]

Published On: November 12, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is facing a dire situation. The number of COVID-19 cases in Elgin County is increasing at an unprecedented rate; the number of patients requiring critical care at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is the highest since the start of the pandemic. “We have reached our capacity to care for […]

Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Essential Caregivers Will Take Effect November 15 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: November 9, 2021

To help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our patients and our staff, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is aligning with more than a dozen hospitals across the province to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for essential caregivers effective November 15, 2021. “As our health care workers continue to work […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Awarded for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation [Media Releases]

Published On: November 2, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) was recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care in 2020/21. STEGH was presented with two awards this year: – The Provincial Conversion Rate Award – for meeting or exceeding the target conversion rate […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is Getting an MRI Machine [Media Releases]

Published On: October 29, 2021

Jeff Yurek, MPP Announces Funding for an MRI Machine at STEGH Investment Will Help Ensure Patients and Families Have Access to High-Quality Health Care NEWS October 28, 2021 ST. THOMAS-ELGIN— Jeff Yurek, MPP is excited to announce that after years of advocacy, the Ontario government is taking further action to end hallway health care and […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Announces Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for all Hospital Workers [Media Releases]

Published On: October 4, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH), like many other hospitals in Ontario, is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy for everyone working in the hospital environment. On September 1, 2021, STEGH implemented a Vaccination Policy in accordance to Directive #6, issued by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Since that time, there have been developments that […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Presented with “One Bench One Tree” in Recognition of Frontline Workers [Media Releases]

Published On: September 30, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is proud to be the third hospital in Canada presented with a gift to celebrate and thank frontline workers for their sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One Bench One Tree is a grassroots project with a goal of adding at least one bench and one tree […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Implements Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy [Media Releases]

Published On: August 26, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) COVID-19 cases are increasing in Elgin County and across Ontario, consistent with reports from experts that we are in the fourth wave of the pandemic. This wave is being referred to as the wave of the unvaccinated. “The highly contagious SARS-COV-2 Delta variant accounts for most of Ontario’s current cases. This variant […]