Visiting and COVID-19
To protect our patients and staff, Guelph General Hospital has made the difficult decision to stop allowing most visitors into the hospital.
Exceptions will be made for exceptional circumstances including:
- Close relative of a terminally ill patients near end of life
- Parent of a child under the age of 18
- Partners/support persons of patients giving birth
- Visitor is requested to attend hospital to be present to support patients whose needs may be best met by having a family member (e.g. dementia patients with increased agitation)
We know there may be other exceptional circumstances. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Providing the highest quality of care for patients and their families.
GGH is a dynamic, comprehensive acute care facility providing a full range of services to the 200,000 residents of Guelph and Wellington County. Services include 24-hour emergency coverage, advanced technology and diagnostic support, and specialty programs such as being the Regional provider for general vascular surgery and a designated Provincial Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.
Guelph General Hospital has launched a hiring campaign to fill as many as 100 part-time and full-time positions to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic. “We expect this demand to continue in the coming months,” says Marianne Walker, Hospital President and CEO. “We owe it to our community to do all we can to care for…
Guelph General Hospital and WDG Public Health are working together to protect community members and hospital staff
March 26 – Guelph General Hospital (GGH) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on a ward (4E) at the hospital. The GGH, working with WDG Public Health is taking immediate measures to protect staff and patients. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across Ontario, GGH and WDG Public Health are…
Tuesday, March 17 – Guelph General Hospital is further tightening its visitor policy based on the newest developments and keeping the best interest of its patients and staff at the forefront. Starting March 18, there will be no visiting allowed except in exceptional circumstances and limited to one visitor at a time per patient. The…