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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 […]

New President and CEO Announced at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: June 21, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Davies to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 7, 2021. Karen was selected following an extensive national search conducted by the Medfall Group, a Canadian-owned executive search firm. Karen is […]

Partnership with Southwestern Public Health offers second dose vaccinations on-site to high-risk health care workers [Media Releases]

Published On: May 31, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has partnered with Southwestern Public Health to offer second dose vaccinations on-site to high-risk health care workers at STEGH. A first-of-its-kind in the region, the onsite COVID-19 “VAXX Clinic” at STEGH was developed in response to the Ontario government announcement on May 10 which added high-risk health care workers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]