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

October 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Information

St. Mary’s COVID-19 Testing Clinic 50 Bathurst Drive, Unit 1, Waterloo Map it (opens Google Maps) 519-885-9517 (for assistance or if you cannot book online) 226-989-4966 (for cancellations only) Hours:more info…

October 15th, 2020

Scheduled Maintenance October 17 and 18 Could Extend Some Wait Times

St. Mary’s General Hospital will conduct scheduled maintenance at the hospital during the weekend of October 17 and 18. This work will be underway from Saturday, October 17 at 6:30more info…

October 14th, 2020

St. Mary’s Seeking Community Input For Upcoming Strategic Plan

St. Mary’s General Hospital is embarking on a refreshed Strategic Plan to guide our work over the next 18-24 months with a view to the next 5 years. The planmore info…

October 8th, 2020

Beginning October 8, St. Mary’s Offers Online Booking for Next Day COVID-19 Testing

St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to share that as of 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, online bookings for next-day COVID-19 testing are available at its Testing Clinic atmore info…

October 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 Testing at Assessment Centres Changing to Appointment Only

NEW –  Walk-in testing at Ontario assessment centres has been discontinued. Testing at all centres will be by appointment only as of Tuesday, October 6. Click here for a provincialmore info…

September 24th, 2020

Updated Ontario Guidance For COVID -19 Testing

UPDATE – On September 24 Ontario Health released new guidance for COVID-19 testing. More is available here. The St. Mary’s Testing Centre follows this new guidance to prioritize testing for thosemore info…

September 16th, 2020

St. Mary’s Receives $1.2 million from Ontario Government for Hospital Upgrades and Repairs

St. Mary’s General Hospital will receive a $1.2 million investment for infrastructure upgrades and repairs. Read more in a news release from MPPs MIke Harris and Amy Fee. Ontario Investingmore info…

September 14th, 2020

Ministry Ends Management Order for Forest Heights Long-Term Care Home

St. Mary’s and Revera are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community, families and friends of residents Kitchener, ON – September 14, 2020 – On Friday, September 11,more info…

July 10th, 2020

Waterloo Region Hospitals Reminding That Masks are Required in Hospital

Region of Waterloo – Waterloo Region’s Hospitals applaud a decision by Waterloo Regional Council to require the wearing of face coverings when on public transit and in enclosed spaces, andmore info…

July 7th, 2020

Call for Interest: Board Committees

Please note the posting is now closed. St. Mary’s General Hospital is striving to become the safest and most effective hospital in Canada, characterized by innovation, compassion and respect. Ourmore info…