Cough, Cold, COVID Clinic Closure

Posted on Monday March 27, 2023

On December 15th, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) and Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) announced the opening of a respiratory illness clinical assessment centre to test, assess and provide treatment to patients with symptoms of respiratory illnesses like a cold, flu, COVID-19, and other viral respiratory illnesses.

The clinic provided patients and families an option that offered shorter wait times while freeing up capacity in the Emergency Department. With the stabilization of respiratory illnesses in the region, the clinic has seen a decrease in patient visits and will close at the end of March, accepting its last appointments on March 31, 2023.

“Since opening, over 350 patients were seen at the clinic, freeing up resources for those who required emergency care.” Said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We would like to thank our staff, volunteers, and patients for their support and cooperation during the operation of the clinic. Their dedication and commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community have been critical to our success.”

Patients with cough, cold or flu-like respiratory symptoms are asked to contact their primary care provider for further guidance or consult the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website for testing centers.

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is a patient-centred primary care hospital that has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years. HGMH provides acute care, complex continuing care, 24-hour emergency services, and rehabilitation to over 23,000 residents every year. Our team includes over 150 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality health care to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:
Contact person: Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO
613.525.2222 x4104

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