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New Team in the Emergency Department Supports Patients with Dementia [Media Releases]

Published On: February 20, 2024

The Emergency Department (ED) at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has added an additional level of support for patients with dementia as well as their family caregivers. The Integrated Dementia Resource Team collaborates with hospital staff to support patients in the Emergency Department, provide reassurance, and help to make their visit less stressful. They […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Mental Health Care at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: January 30, 2024

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of mental health care at STEGH, marking a decade of commitment to excellence and innovation, and a significant impact in mental health services. Since bringing inpatient and outpatient mental health services to STEGH in 2014, the Mental Health Department has evolved into […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to reintroduce mandatory masking in patient care areas [Media Releases]

Published On: October 2, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is reinstating masking in patient-care areas for staff, physicians, and volunteers effective Wednesday, October 4. This change aligns with Public Health Ontario‘s guidance as well as other hospitals in the South West region. Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in waiting rooms and when interacting with […]

Neurologist Joins Medical Team at STEGH [Media Releases]

Published On: September 25, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Teye Umanah, an accomplished and highly skilled neurologist, has joined the hospital team. Dr. Umanah will be providing comprehensive, individualized assessment and care for a full range of neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The types of conditions she […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Welcomes New Board Chair [Media Releases]

Published On: June 8, 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Ross as the new Board Chair of St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). Dan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this leadership role, and we are confident in his ability to guide our institution to new heights. Dan’s impressive track record of successful leadership […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Welcomes Students as part of Discovery Week 2023 [Media Releases]

Published On: May 29, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is thrilled to welcome Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students to begin their learning and training with us during Discovery Week 2023, marking the 25th anniversary of this outstanding partnership. The medical students’ placement stems from an ongoing partnership with Schulich Medicine, based at Western University in London, […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Eases Masking Restrictions [Media Releases]

Published On: April 25, 2023

As of April 25, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has made changes to masking requirements that were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a mask in public areas. This includes hallways, elevators, and the Atrium Café. Visitors do not need to wear a mask […]

“Tree of Life” grows as 23 leaves are added in honour of organ and tissue donation at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: April 17, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is proud to announce the addition of 23 donor leaves to its “Tree of Life”, honouring organ and tissue donation at STEGH. In celebration of BeaDonor Month, the hospital is recognizing two organ donors, which led to six organs donated, and 21 tissue donors by adding one leaf for […]

Three new COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics Open in Elgin County [Media Releases]

Published On: January 17, 2023

Partners of the Elgin Ontario Health Team (OHT) today announced the opening of three new COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics. These new medical clinics test, assess, and provide treatment for people with COVID-19 and other cold and flu-like illnesses. “With high numbers of respiratory illnesses circulating in our region, we know this cold and […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Urges Public to Maintain Safety Measures Amid Capacity Issues [Media Releases]

Published On: October 27, 2022

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) continues to deal with staffing concerns and high occupancy rates, meaning a shortage of beds and longer emergency wait times. With flu season around the corner, STEGH does not anticipate these challenges to subside any time soon. In fact, the approaching winter months could make the situation worse. “We […]