Our New Emergency Department

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has sustained some of the lowest Emergency Department (ER) wait times in the Province, with exemplary patient care. Although the demand for emergency services continues to rise, the Hospital continues to reduce wait times and focus on continuous improvement of care.

Our current facility is aging and at the end of its life cycle. Built for just 20,000 annual patient visits, STEGH now sees more than 51,500 a year. Our ER will be transformed by a larger space, better technology, and improved patient flow.

Fast Facts

  • STEGH received more than 51,000 Emergency Department visits last year
  • Emergency Department visits have increased by 12% over the last three years
  • There is a waiting list for ER physicians wanting to work at our Hospital


  • Double the size of the current Emergency Department
  • 15 modern exams rooms plus two trauma rooms
  • Private triage and patient registration areas
  • Separation of critical trauma from those with minor ailments
  • Wide corridors for safe and efficient patient transport and staff movement
  • Enclosed ambulance garage separate from public walk in entrance

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