Information on COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday December 28, 2021

HGMH is urging residents who are not symptomatic or who have mild COVID19 symptoms to avoid the Emergency Department.

As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to expand its reach around the world and right here at home, demand is growing for PCR tests. As a result, individuals may experience longer waits for appointments at assessment centres. This has led to more people seeking to have the PCR test performed in our local Emergency Department.

We must continue to preserve our Emergency Department resources for emergency situations. We are not able to provide PCR testing to the general public. The public is encouraged to continue to contact the assessment centres and most importantly, if anyone has ANY symptoms consistent with COVID-19, at this time, they must remain at home and follow the current public health guidelines.

Anyone experiencing severe symptoms or or an urgent condition should call 911 or visit their nearest Emergency Department.


During the pandemic, visitor access levels will change to reflect current appropriate restrictions and reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. If you are feeling unwell, please refrain from coming to the hospital to visit. Seniors, pregnant women, or those who are immunocompromised should speak with their doctor before visiting a patient at HGMH. Please refer to our Visiting Hours page for more information.  



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