Hospital Says the Outbreak is Over; Public Health Warns No Easter Parties

Last week, the Globe and Mail noted that the Guelph General Hospital had been hit the hardest among all of Ontario’s hospitals in terms of staff infected by COVID-19. The week before that, Guelph General announced that there was an outbreak in one of their wards that precipitated the announcement of State of Emergency in Guelph. This Thursday, according to the Hospital, the outbreak is over. Continue reading “Hospital Says the Outbreak is Over; Public Health Warns No Easter Parties”

Hospital Looking to Hire 100 New People, Not Looking for Food Dontations

Guelph General Hospital is asking for help beyond the general warnings about social distancing, and covering your face when you talk. If you’re interested, and available, to lend your time and your energy to the Hospital under these difficult circumstances, they want you to know that they’re hiring as many as 100 people for a wide variety of positions, day and night, full-time and part-time. Continue reading “Hospital Looking to Hire 100 New People, Not Looking for Food Dontations”

COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General

In what’s been a bad week in Guelph with COVID-19 developments, comes the late breaking news on Thursday evening that an outbreak of the virus has occurred in an entire ward of Guelph General Hospital. A joint statement from the Hospital and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says that all immediate measures are being taken to protect staff and patients. Continue reading “COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General”

Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19

It’s been a busy couple of days in our area for breaking COVID-19 diagnoses, but the latest news hits Guelph General Hospital hard as two members of staff there have tested positive for the virus. The leadership of the hospital says that they’ve got things under control, but recent events should show the whole community that COVID-19 is here, and we need to take it seriously. Continue reading “Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19”

General Hospital Tightening Hospital Restrictions Further

After already changing their rules for visitors once earlier this week, Guelph General Hospital announced further restrictions last night that will more severely limited who can visit the hospital, and when. Guelph General is one of many hospitals in Ontario to take more drastic action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from within their own doors. Continue reading “General Hospital Tightening Hospital Restrictions Further”

COVID-19 Preparedness Impacts Other Medical Issues at Hospital and Elsewhere

In the medical community, it seems like it’s all COVID, all the time, but for people with more regular medical issues, it might be harder in the coming days to get the help you need. For instance, if you need to go to Guelph General Hospital in the immediate future, either as a visitor or a patient, then you need to be aware of some changes to policy. Continue reading “COVID-19 Preparedness Impacts Other Medical Issues at Hospital and Elsewhere”

COVID-19: Officials Urge Calm; City and University Make Protective Moves

So far, there is still no confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Guelph, but that doesn’t mean we’re not feeling the effects. In the last 24 hours, there have been a whole list of new closures and cancellations as the city’s health officials are trying to quell concerns about whether or not Guelph is ready for its first case of COVID-19. Continue reading “COVID-19: Officials Urge Calm; City and University Make Protective Moves”

This Month at Council: Troubles on Gordon, Social Housing Debate, and Mostly the Budget

November was a busy month at city council with some very long debates about housing and the 2020 budget. From harm reduction housing to the allocation of five new buses to the passage of the 2020 Capital Budget, let’s look back at the very long month in the council chambers. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Troubles on Gordon, Social Housing Debate, and Mostly the Budget”

Elliott Announces Funding Guelph and Area Health Team, One of the First

Health Minister Christine Elliott was in Guelph Friday afternoon to announce funding for the Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team, one of 24 teams in the province to be the first to get funding from the Government of Ontario. Both Elliott and the local team were adamant that this is a big step in securing better health services for Guelph and surrounding communities in Rockwood, Erin, and Puslinch. Continue reading “Elliott Announces Funding Guelph and Area Health Team, One of the First”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for November 4, 2019

The hospital, harm reduction housing, and new buses are all on the agenda. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for November 4, 2019”