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 partners to respond to the rapidly evolving situation, on a daily basis STEGH is monitoring its capacity in the surgical program, outpatient clinics (ambulatory care) and diagnostic services.
Patients scheduled to have a surgical, ambulatory or a diagnostic test/procedure should plan to attend their scheduled visit unless they receive direct notification from the Hospital. STEGH will notify patients in advance of any changes to their appointment or and service cancellations.
All patients coming to the hospital will receive a screening phone call prior to their appointment.
The hospital is safe to provide care in all departments and services, including the Emergency Department. STEGH adheres to the strictest infection prevention and control procedures, including entrance screening, environmental cleaning, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protocols as well as thorough disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment.
It is important that you do not delay seeking care for any urgent or emergent needs. If you have an emergency or serious medical injury/condition, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.