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Woodstock Hospital News About COVID-19

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Media Contact:

Chelsea Vella

Communications and Public Relations Officer

cvella@wgh.on.ca or 519-421-4233 ext. 2166


Woodstock Hospital has released a number of media releases related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please continue to monitor our website, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.


May 27, 2020

Gradual Reintroduction of Hospital Services

Woodstock Hospital is beginning to safely reintroduce surgeries, procedures and other services that were paused in anticipation of a potential surge of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The hospital’s proposal for the reintroduction of services was developed in conjunction with regional hospitals, and based on criteria outlined by the Ministry of Health. 


May 26, 2020

Expanded Testing at COVID-19 Assessment Centre

As of May 24, 2020, the Ministry of Health expanded COVID-19 testing guidelines to gain valuable information about the spread of the virus in different communities across the province, and in an effort to help protect vulnerable populations. Therefore, testing guidelines have been updated for the Woodstock Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre.


April 7, 2020

UV Disinfection System Arrives

Woodstock Hospital now has another tool to enhance cleaning throughout the facility. The new ultraviolet light disinfection system, combined with manual cleaning efforts, quickly and effectively kills harmful pathogens found in health care settings. 


April 2, 2020

Woodstock Hospital Opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Southwestern Public Health and community health care partners, Woodstock Hospital has opened a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for residents of Woodstock and Oxford County. There is a trailer on hospital property serving as the assessment centre. At this time, this is not a walk-in or drive up assessment centre and an appointment must be booked. 


March 25, 2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Oxford County

Woodstock Hospital has been actively monitoring and preparing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessed a confirmed case of the virus, the first in Oxford County. 


March 23, 2020

Limiting Hospital Entrances

Woodstock Hospital is limiting entrances to assist with the screening process that is currently underway, and in ongoing efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


March 19, 2020

For the Safety of Others, No Visitors

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, we are enforcing a NO VISITOR policy. This will remain in effect until further notice.


March 18, 2020

Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Brant County Health Unit has a laboratory confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for a resident of Brant County. The woman, who was assessed at Brant Community Health Care System, is a healthcare worker at Woodstock Hospital. 


March 17, 2020

Changes to Visiting Guidelines

Effective March 17, 2020, Woodstock Hospital will be implementing modified visiting hours and mandatory screening of all patients and visitors before entering the hospital.

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