Change in Masking Guidelines at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital

Posted on Tuesday October 17, 2023

Alexandria, ON – Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) has announced a change in its masking guidelines in response to the recent increase in respiratory illnesses. The decision aims to enhance the safety and well-being of both patients and healthcare workers.

With the rise in respiratory illnesses in our community, HGMH is taking proactive measures to ensure the highest level of protection and care for all patients and staff. Effective immediately, masks are required to be worn upon entry, in all areas of the hospital, and are available at all entrances. This applies to staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and their families and visitors.

“We are committed to the safety of our patients and staff” said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO of HGMH. “The decision to update our masking guidelines is a proactive step to protect everyone who enters our facilities, especially in light of the recent increase in respiratory illness in our community.”

HGMH continues to closely monitor the situation and collaborate with local health authorities to adapt our protocols as necessary. We appreciate the collaboration and cooperation of the community.



Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years and provides acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and 24-hour emergency services, to over 23,000 residents yearly. Our team includes over 180 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality healthcare to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:

Contact person: Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO
613.525.2222 x4104

© 2018 Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital, 20260 County Road 43 Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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