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

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

Outbreak of COVID-19 Declared on Fourth Floor

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on its fourth floor. There are three cases currently associated with this outbreak. Ourmore 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…

April 9th, 2021

Flags At Half Mast in Honour of Health Care Workers Who Died From COVID-19

On April 9, 2020, an environmental service worker died from complications of COVID-19. His death marked the first health care worker in Ontario to die from this disease. Since then,more info…

March 26th, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over on 3 East

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s is today declaring an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on 3 East. Ten patients and three staff members were associatedmore info…

March 17th, 2021

St. Mary’s Declares an End to COVID-19 Outbreak on its Fourth Floor

St. Mary’s General Hospital today is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 over on its fourth floor in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health. Two patients and one staff membermore info…

March 17th, 2021

‘Here Comes the Sun’ Plays in Tribute to COVID-19 Patients

  An initiative by two St. Mary’s General Hospital nurses to lift spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic has caught on at other hospitals in Waterloo Region. Leslie Waitson and Carlymore info…

March 12th, 2021

St. Mary’s General Hospital Introduces New Strategic Plan for 2021-2026: Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together.

March 12, 2021 – St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to introduce a new Strategic Plan for 2021-2026: Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together. Guided by a new Vision, Mission and Values,more info…

February 27th, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Ends on Third Floor

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s is today declaring an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on its third floor. One patient and five staff were associatedmore info…

February 24th, 2021

Outbreak of COVID-19 Declared Over on Fifth Floor

St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to share today that, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, a COVID-19 outbreak on its fifth floor has been declared over. Wemore info…