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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 […]

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 […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Health Care Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19 [Media Releases]

Published On: April 14, 2020

(St. Thomas, ON) A health care worker at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, acquired through community transmission. The diagnosis was confirmed on April 13 and the individual is self-isolating at home. Prior to diagnosis, the individual wore the appropriate personal protective equipment while working at the hospital. […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Confirms First COVID Death [Media Releases]

Published On: March 31, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is reporting its first death in connection to COVID-19. We express our deepest sympathies to the patient’s family at this difficult time. The patient was a female in her late 80s with no travel history. The health care team followed appropriate infection control protocols and practices throughout the patient’s treatment, […]

Help us fight COVID-19. Donations Welcomed. [Media Releases]

Published On: March 27, 2020

Help us fight COVID-19. Donate your masks, gloves and other critical protective equipment to help keep us safe. To help nurses, doctors, and other front-line health professionals combat COVID-19, we need equipment to keep us and our patients safe. We are asking the community to donate unused & unopened masks, gowns, gloves, and eye protection […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Confirms First Case of COVID-19 [Media Releases]

Published On: March 24, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Confirms First Case of COVID-19 On March 23, Southwestern Public Health announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in Elgin County. A male in his 30s had tested positive for COVID-19 after close contact with someone outside the region who has the virus. The individual was medically assessed, tested and […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Restricts All Visitors [Media Releases]

Published On: March 18, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Restricting All Visitors (St. Thomas, ON) – To protect the health and safety of patients, staff and physicians, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is adapting its previously modified visiting hours. Changes will take effect Thursday, March 19. Until further notice, STEGH will be enforcing a NO VISITOR policy. Restricted […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Plans for Capacity in Response to COVID-19 [Media Releases]

Published On: March 17, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Plans for Capacity in Response to COVID-19 (St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is implementing changes to operations to maximize resources, prioritize services, and preserve hospital capacity as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow in Ontario. The changes follow the Government of Ontario’s announcement […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Encourages Appropriate Use of the Emergency Room [Media Releases]

Published On: March 14, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Urges the Community to Use the Emergency Department Appropriately (St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is being proactive to have a staged response to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are asking members of the public to not come to the Emergency unless it is an emergency or […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital modifies visiting hours [Media Releases]

Published On: March 13, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Modifies Visiting Hours (St. Thomas, ON) – In order to ensure that we protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and the broader community, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital will modify its visiting hours. Changes take effect Friday, March 13 at 8:00 PM. The modified […]