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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 […]

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, […]