CITY PAGES: Fall Rec Programs, Bridge EA, and Help For Pets in Need

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Fall Rec Programs, Bridge EA, and Help For Pets in Need”

CITY PAGES: OR Lands Group, Parks and Rec Feedback and Rabies!

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: OR Lands Group, Parks and Rec Feedback and Rabies!”

Most Mask Mandates End on Saturday, But Not at Guelph General Hospital

Mask mandates come to a predictable and unceremonious end this Saturday with only a couple of exceptions. Just a few days after the election, and announced with a simple media release on Wednesday, the Chief Medical Officer of Health says that outside long-term care and retirement homes, masks in Ontario will be optional as of June 11, but at least one Guelph institution says that the masks will stay on for now. Continue reading “Most Mask Mandates End on Saturday, But Not at Guelph General Hospital”

Another COVID-19 Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital

It’s lucky number seven at Guelph General Hospital with the announcement today that there’s another COVID-19 outbreak at that facility. Since just before Christmas 2021, it’s seemed like there’s been a new COVID outbreak every couple of weeks, the last one was on April 5 and cancelled about 10 days later, but this outbreak comes at a moment as many outbreaks in area healthcare facilities have come to an end. Continue reading “Another COVID-19 Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital”

Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion

There’s an election coming. The writs must be drawn up in the next 48 hours, but in that time it looks like there’s going to be a lot of announcements from all parties about wonderful new spending initiatives. Guelph General Hospital was the recipients of one of those cool funding announcements today, but this one comes with the seal of approval from the Minister of Health herself. Continue reading “Ontario Government Approves $15 Million for Hospital ER Expansion”

Guelph General Prez Walker Now the COVID Lead for the Region

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and that’s why an important position has been filled at the top of the regional COVID response, the hospital lead. The position was vacated earlier this month, but it’s now been filled by none other than the Guelph General Hospital’s CEO Marianne Walker, who notes hospitals are still being challenged by both the number of patients with COVID, and the number of staff members who are also sick. Continue reading “Guelph General Prez Walker Now the COVID Lead for the Region”

Latest Hospital Outbreak Over, U of G Keeping Masks

The pandemic continues to affect life here in Guelph and around Ontario (not to mention Canada and the rest of the planet), but it is affecting us a little less today. The latest outbreak at Guelph General Hospital has been officially called off, but across town at the campus of the University of Guelph, the continued spread of COVID-19 has forced the school’s administration to halt a planned end to certain mandates. Continue reading “Latest Hospital Outbreak Over, U of G Keeping Masks”

Another Outbreak at GGH as Health Advocates Advise (Again) the Pandemic’s Not Over

Yes Virginia, there’s still a COVID-19 pandemic out there. Even before the Guelph General Hospital announced another COVID outbreak in the building, healthcare advocates spent their Tuesday reminding the public that the pandemic is still happening, and COVID-19 is still a threat even if you have all your COVID shots. Continue reading “Another Outbreak at GGH as Health Advocates Advise (Again) the Pandemic’s Not Over”

Walker to Step Down as the Head of Guelph General Hospital

It’s been a long, hard pandemic for everyone that works in the hospital, even the people that work in the executive offices. So it shouldn’t come as an especially big surprise that the current president and CEO of the Guelph General Hospital is about to be the outgoing president and CEO of the Guelph General Hospital. Marianne Walker has announced her intention to retire by the end of the year. Continue reading “Walker to Step Down as the Head of Guelph General Hospital”

Another Tuesday, Another Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital

For the fourth time in less than two months, there’s a new COVID-19 outbreak in the Guelph General Hospital. Even though there was an outbreak cancelled just five days ago on Friday, and the another outbreak was expected to be ended later this week, it looks like COVID-19 is not finished with the hospital yet. Continue reading “Another Tuesday, Another Outbreak at Guelph General Hospital”