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Keeping our Patients Safe at STEGH [News]

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: 

Laboratory Receives Funding to Relocate [News]

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 […]

Free Mental Health Support 24/7 through Wellness Together Canada [News]

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.

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Prepares for Gradual Restart of Health Services [Media Releases]

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 […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Expands Access to COVID-19 Assessment Centre [Media Releases]

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 […]

First COVID patient leaves hospital [News]

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 […]

National Nursing Week [News]

Published On: May 12, 2020

This year, National Nursing Week is May 11-17. It always occurs from the Monday to the Sunday on the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday – May 12. The week celebrates the legacy of Florence Nightingale, a nurse who became famous for treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean war, and for her work in establishing nursing […]

The fight against COVID-19 must continue [News]

Published On: April 28, 2020

Earlier this week, the Ontario government released the latest COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve in the community. That said, outbreaks in long-term care and congregate settings continue to be a major […]

Local Resident Donates Homemade Comfort Devices [News]

Published On: April 16, 2020

Amidst the uncertainty of the present, there are amazing things happening in St. Thomas. Residents and industry in St. Thomas have been overwhelmingly generous, offering up their expertise, time, technology, and ideas to help relieve the pressures on our local health care system.

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre [Media Releases]

Published On: April 15, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to open COVID-19 Assessment Centre in St. Thomas (St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is opening a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for patients referred for COVID-19 testing by a primary care provider or Southwestern Public Health. The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located onsite at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital […]