News & Media

Members of the media: Our expert staff is available to provide a local perspective on the health care stories that affect us all. For contact and other details please visit our media page. In addition to our current news and releases below, you’ll find more recent releases and media coverage here,

Our latest news and releases

October 20th, 2021

St. Mary’s expanding access for Care Partners with shift to proof of vaccination

Kitchener, ON | October 20, 2021 – St. Mary’s General Hospital is expanding access for Care Partners to visit with loved ones while in hospital. To enable the increased visitsmore info…

September 14th, 2021

‘It was the only time I cried all day’: Bride moved to tears after grandfather attends wedding virtually from hospital

Jessica Dulmage was excited to have the people that matter most to her and fiancé, Tim Anderson, join them as they wed in an apple orchard on July 30. Themore info…

September 1st, 2021

Local hospitals jointly issue vaccine mandate for all staff, volunteers and contractors

Waterloo Region & Wellington County | September 1, 2021 – Effective October, 12, staff, physicians, students, volunteers and contractors working at and with local hospitals will be required to bemore info…

August 15th, 2021

Fourth-floor COVID-19 outbreak declared over at St. Mary’s

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak on its fourth floor. In total, four patients were associated with thismore info…

July 28th, 2021

Call for interest: St. Mary’s General Hospital’s Board of Trustees

Please note that the call for interest has concluded. Thank you to those who expressed their interest. St. Mary’s General Hospital’s vision is “Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together.” Our Board ofmore info…

July 22nd, 2021

With a cut of the ribbon, St. Mary’s marks huge milestone for Cardiac Rehabilitation program

Kitchener, Ont. – St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to announce that we have formally cut the ribbon on a brand-new facility that will house our Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic program.more info…

July 18th, 2021

St. Mary’s increases number and frequency of visitors for inpatients

St. Mary’s will be increasing the number and frequency of visitors for inpatients starting this weekend. This will be a significant benefit to patients and families and will more closelymore info…

July 1st, 2021

Fourth-floor COVID-19 outbreak declared over at St. Mary’s

July 26, 2021: In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak on its fourth floor. In total, six patients andmore info…

June 28th, 2021

St. Mary’s General Hospital to temporarily manage Kaljas Home, working collaboratively with staff at the home

St. Mary’s has been asked by the Region of Waterloo to temporarily manage Kaljas Home, working collaboratively with staff at the home. Kaljas Home is an assisted living residence formore info…

June 25th, 2021

Advisory: Fraudulent calls appear to come from federal COVID-19 information line

Some residents of Waterloo Region have reported receiving fraudulent calls where the caller advises the resident that they are a high-risk contact of a COVID-19 patient and require testing. Atmore info…