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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 […]