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Exciting news from Hospital activities as well as reports from the CEO are available and will be updated with new information as it becomes available!

  • GFHT Changes
    12/1/2022

    EFFECTIVE MONDAY DECEMBER 5 th THE GREENSTONE FAMILY HEALTH TEAM WILL BE SEEING PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, COUGH, COLD and FLU SYMPTOMS WITHOUT A NEGATIVE COVID TEST PATIENTS CAN PRE-BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 854-0051 OR THROUGH ONLINE BOOKING (link available on our website at gfht.ca) ...

  • Wait Times
    11/25/2022

    Wait Times/Patient Triage and Prioritization Like other hospitals, Geraldton District Hospital is seeing an increase in patient volume due to the challenging respiratory -illness season we are experiencing. Please note that unlike a walk-in clinic, patients in the Emergency Department are seen on a priority-basis ...

  • Zero Tolerance
    11/25/2022

    ZERO TOLERANCE We understand that coming to the Emergency Department can be a stressful experience, but you must ensure that you are conducting yourself in a respectful manner. Our staff are here to help you. All forms of violence, aggression, intimidation, threats or verbal abuse including swearing, yelling and verbal ...

  • Main Entrance Reopening
    11/18/2022

    main entrance reopening - November 16, 2022 Effective tomorrow, November 16, LTC visitors, Acute Care visitors, and Telemedicine patients can enter the hospital through the main entrance off Hogarth Avenue (to the right of the ER). LTC visitors, Acute Care visitors, and Telemedicine patients are required to screen at the ...

  • Screening Station
    11/7/2022

    new screening station/process- november 7, 2022 Geraldton District Hospital is introducing a screening station at the Emergency Department entrance effective on Monday, November 7. Patients and visitors will be required to screen at the screening station when arriving at our facility. Once screened, a confirmation slip will ...

  • Outbreak Extended
    7/20/2022

    covid-19 outbreak extended - July 29, 2022 The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and Geraldton District Hospital (GDH) confirm that the COVID-19 outbreak declared at Geraldton District Hospital, Acute Care Unit, has been extended to include the LTC Unit (John Owen Evans Residence) on July 29, 2022. GDH is working in collaboration ...

  • Emergency Department Clarification
    6/15/2022

    EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CLARIFICATION We are aware of the news article regarding a potential ED closure in Geraldton due to a physician shortage. We want to clarify that we do currently have physician coverage gaps in the summer months that we are working very hard to rectify. In the unlikely event that we are not able to obtain physician coverage, ...

  • Visitation - Update
    12/29/2021

    visitation - Update August 9th, 2022 Visitors and essential care providers are permitted to enter Geraldton District Hospital. Visitors are permitted between the hours of 1pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. Essential care providers are permitted between the hours of 8am-8pm. There will be a maximum number of 2 persons (including essential care providers) permitted ...

  • Nakina Clinic - Update
    12/9/2021

    nakina medical clinic changes The Nakina Medical Clinic is happy to announce the expansion of services available to residents of Nakina, Aroland and surrounding Greenstone regions. Dr. Desruisseaux will be offering one same day appointment slot available to those who call at 8:30am on days the physician is in the building. This service will allow residents ...

  • COVID-19 - Management
    10/25/2021

    COVID-19 Management - Reminder Managing COVID-19 Symptoms People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. If you have any questions, please contact your Family Physician or Telehealth Ontario at 1 (866) 797-0000. Seeking Medical Care Through the Emergency Department To minimize exposure and COVID-19 transmission, please ...

  • Dr. Desruisseaux Announcement
    7/29/2021

    The Geraldton District Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Tiffany Desruisseaux to our Medical Team beginning August 3, 2021. Her practice will be located at the Nakina Medical Clinic offering full time physician coverage to the community and surrounding area. She will also be on rotation at the GDH Emergency Department. Dr. Desruisseaux’s presence will offer ...

  • New GDH CEO
    11/2/2020

    new gdh ceo The Board of Directors of Geraldton District Hospital has completed an extensive national search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Darryl Galusha as the new CEO of the Hospital effective January 4, 2021. Darryl Galusha has a proven track record of operational success in both acute and long term ...