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The fight against COVID-19 must continue [News]

Published On: April 28, 2020

Earlier this week, the Ontario government released the latest COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve in the community. That said, outbreaks in long-term care and congregate settings continue to be a major […]

Local Resident Donates Homemade Comfort Devices [News]

Published On: April 16, 2020

Amidst the uncertainty of the present, there are amazing things happening in St. Thomas. Residents and industry in St. Thomas have been overwhelmingly generous, offering up their expertise, time, technology, and ideas to help relieve the pressures on our local health care system.

Your Hospital – Here For You [News]

Published On: April 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is precipitating a set of events unprecedented in our lifetime. So much has changed in so little time. In the past month, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) team and our health system partners have come together for our patients in extraordinary ways to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic. Our preparation […]

The Miracle of Organ Donation [News]

Published On: April 7, 2020

At just four years old, Kennady Stone received a liver transplant. It was a day that changed her life; a day that the Stone family thinks about every April during Be a Donor Month. 

Satellite Cancer Clinic Launched in St. Thomas [News]

Published On: March 4, 2020

The London Regional Cancer Program has launched a satellite clinic in St. Thomas, moving a medical oncologist there one day a week so patients can get their assessments and chemo without having to travel to London.

Getting Screened for Colon Cancer Is Now Easier than Ever [News]

Published On: March 3, 2020

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in partnership with Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is encouraging people ages 50 to 74 to talk to their family doctor or nurse practitioner about getting checked for colon cancer.

MyChart Patient Portal [News]

Published On: March 3, 2020

My Chart™ is an online website where patients can create and manage their own personal health information based on clinical and personal information.

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Achieves Accreditation with Exemplary Standing [News]

Published On: February 7, 2020

In June, STEGH hosted a team of peer surveyors from Accreditation Canada – an independent organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care. The Accreditation process included an extensive evaluation across the entire hospital, as well as interviews with patients and health care partners to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the organization and its programs and services.

Flu season has arrived in Elgin County [News]

Published On: January 9, 2020

The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. It’s SAFE, FREE, and AVAILABLE from your doctor, nurse practitioner, and at many pharmacies and local public health units across Ontario. (Children between 2-17 years of age can get the flu vaccine as a shot or nasal spray. Talk to your doctor about your options.)

STEGH receives over $1.2 million in Provincial Funding [News]

Published On: December 19, 2019

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is receiving $1,231,883 in Provincial funding to maintain and update infrastructure. Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek announced the Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Funding on Wednesday afternoon (December 18) at STEGH.