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

May 7th, 2021

St. Mary’s Declares COVID-19 Outbreak on its Third Floor

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s General Hospital is declaring a COVID-19 outbreak on its third floor. Two patients are currently associated with this outbreak. Ourmore info…

May 7th, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Information

St. Mary’s COVID-19 Testing Clinic Address: 50 Bathurst Drive, Unit 1, Waterloo Map It (opens Google Maps) Phone number: 519-885-9517 (for assistance or if you cannot book online) Cancellation number:more info…

May 3rd, 2021

St. Mary’s to Allow More Frequent Patient Visits With Additional Safety Precautions

Starting on Monday, May 3, St. Mary’s General Hospital will be increasing the frequency with which patients can receive visitors. Earlier this year, as a result of the spread ofmore info…

April 30th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

This week is National Immunization Awareness Week. Now more than ever, it’s important to understand why immunization works and why getting a vaccine is much safer than getting the diseasemore info…

April 26th, 2021

St. Mary’s General Hospital Mourns the Passing of Mary Posthumus, Retired RPN

St. Mary’s General Hospital is mourning the passing of Mary Posthumus, a retired Registered Practical Nurse who worked at the hospital for nearly three decades. Mary retired in 2009 aftermore info…

April 22nd, 2021

Downtime procedures implemented at St. Mary’s, clinical services continue

Update (April 26, 2021) Teams continue to work on restoring services. Patient care has not been affected. Some systems, including the guest internet throughout the hospital, are unavailable at thismore info…

April 22nd, 2021

Waterloo Region residents advised to seek testing at local assessment centres if showing signs of COVID-19

Waterloo Region – All residents are advised to seek testing at a local assessment centre if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Residents are also directed to seek testing ifmore info…

April 14th, 2021

Be A Donor Month: An Open Letter From President Lee Fairclough

To St. Mary’s General Hospital staff, physicians and community, Today, almost 1,600 Ontarians are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days, someone will die waiting. April ismore info…

April 12th, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak on Fourth Floor Declared Over

Update as of May 5: In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on its fourth floor. Four patients andmore info…

April 9th, 2021

Adjustment to services at St. Mary’s

On April 9, St. Mary’s received direction from Ontario Health to start ramping down surgeries and non-urgent services next week to ensure we have the capacity to treat a growingmore info…