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,

Past Reports to the Community and other publications, such as the Foundation’s Annual Report, are available here.

Our latest news and releases

June 2nd, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital to Temporarily Manage Forest Heights Long-Term Care Home Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

The following is a statement by St. Mary’s General Hospital President Lee Fairclough. On June 2, 2020, The Ministry of Long-Term Care issued a Mandatory Management Order under the Province-widemore info…

May 21st, 2020

Call for Interest: Board Committees

St. Mary’s General Hospital is striving to become the safest and most effective hospital in Canada, characterized by innovation, compassion and respect. Our Board of Trustees is seeking talented, engagedmore info…

May 21st, 2020

Practice Opportunity: Cardiac Surgery Assistant

St. Mary’s General Hospital is recruiting for surgical assistants in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. As the largest central community in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, Kitchener-Waterloo offers the verymore info…

May 19th, 2020

Local Hospitals Planning For Measured Restart of Procedures and Surgeries

Hospitals in Waterloo Wellington are collaborating to plan for gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures that were paused in March because of COVID-19. The ability of hospitals to domore info…

May 15th, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing is available at local testing and assessment centres, including at local hospitals. A referral is not required. The SMGH COVID-19 Testing Clinic is located at 50 Bathurst Drive,more info…

May 13th, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over on Fifth Floor Medicine Unit

St. Mary’s General Hospital, in consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, has today declared an end to an outbreak of COVID-19 on its fifth floor Medicine Unit.

May 11th, 2020

Lazaridis Family Foundation provides funds and expertise to help hospitals in Waterloo Region, Grey and Bruce counties accelerate preparation plans for COVID-19

An $8.5-million series of gifts from the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Family Foundation to Cambridge Memorial, Grand River, St. Mary’s General hospitals and the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC)more info…

April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreaks Declared Over on Two Units

St. Mary’s General Hospital, in consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, has declared an end to outbreaks of COVID-19 on its sixth floor COVID-19 unit and on its third floormore info…

April 23rd, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak on Fifth Floor Medicine Unit

Today Mary’s General Hospital has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on its fifth floor Medicine Unit involving three patients. Two patients contracted COVID-19 after sharing a room with a patientmore info…

April 20th, 2020

New! Same day online/phone visit with an Emergency Doctor

Since COVID-19 appeared in Waterloo Region, the number of patient visits to St. Mary’s and Grand River Hospital Emergency Departments has declined significantly. Physicians became worried that people with urgentmore info…