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Diagnostic Imaging now receiving eReferrals [News]

Published On: February 1, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) department is now able to receive DI eReferrals as part of the Ontario eServices Program using Ocean software. Primary care clinicians and specialists are able to send electronic referrals directly to the DI department from most electronic medical records (EMRs). eReferral provides many benefits for primary care […]

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 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 […]

President and CEO at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Announces Retirement [News]

Published On: February 17, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) Robert Biron, President and CEO at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) announced today that he will be retiring in June. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve the St. Thomas and Elgin community,” says Biron. STEGH is fortunate to have such a remarkable team who place the care and […]

A Message from our President and CEO [News]

Published On: December 9, 2020

Our health care team takes pride in serving our patients and the Elgin community. Here at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, our first priority is to keep everyone safe. This is an unwavering commitment to our patients and staff and to the community we serve.

OT strategies help Sam cope with the effects of a stroke [News]

Published On: October 5, 2020

After being admitted to hospital because of a stroke, Sam needed a lot of help with the activities of daily living such as feeding, and getting to the bathroom. He also had problems responding to people and his environment. He did not make eye contact when people came into the room and when his meals arrived, he did not touch the food on the tray unless he was told that he needed to eat.

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.