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GBGH Feeling Strain Of Higher Flu Activity

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) is feeling the effects of increased rates of infectious diseases and a flu season which has not yet reached its peak. This week, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit declared widespread community influenza activity as lab-confirmed flu cases jumped by 50 (between December 31 and January 6) for a total […]

GBGH’s Emergency Department Begins Phase 3 Construction

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) has begun phase 3 of construction in the redevelopment of its Emergency department (ED). The final renovation to the existing ED will include a new main waiting room, a new See & Treat area for sub-acute patients and a new ED administration area. “To accommodate this final phase of construction, […]

Hospitals continue to build gynecological and obstetrical services in Midland

Georgian Bay General Hospital and Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital work towards major milestones as part of its birthing program partnership. Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), in partnership with Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH), recently opened a bi-weekly Gynecology Clinic at the hospital. This clinic opening is a major step forward in re-establishing gynecological and obstetrical […]

GBGH Volunteers Saluted

GBGH volunteers were saluted for a just cause last week: Volunteer Week.  There are approximately 200 or so male and female volunteers at our hospital, some logging well over two decades of dedicated service.  Since the auxiliary was founded well over a century ago, volunteers have raised millions of dollars. Volunteers can be found in both the […]

GBGH Board Moves to KEEP Obstetrical Program

The Board of Directors of Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) has made a decision in favour of keeping the hospital’s obstetrical program (OB) open. “We spent the last eight months doing our homework; we listened to the community, our staff and physicians and brought in an independent advisor to provide an unbiased view. We now […]

Citizens Healthcare Steering Committee

In April 2014 concerns over potential elimination of local ophthalmologic services coupled with the ongoing debate and controversy regarding PGH closure, the Midland Seniors Council orchestrated 2 town hall style healthcare meetings, resulting in the formation of an ad hoc committee to strengthen citizen engagement. Regular meetings were set up for citizens, mayors and LHIN […]

Wynne Government Seems To Want War With Our Doctors

It is unclear why Queen’s Park is at war with Ontario doctors who rejected a new contract with provincial physicians. The Wynne government in general and health minister Dr. Hoskins in particular have picked a fight they will not win. With well over one million Ontarians still without a family doctor, hospital departments being shuttered, […]

Letter Writing Campaign Launched To Save GBGH Services

Diane Ouimet-Schryver and group of concerned citizens fighting to save the hospital services have put together a letter writing strategy aimed at members of the Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay communities as well as our seasonal cottagers, boaters and tourists.  They have circulated “please take one” copies of the strategy to local businesses as well as posted […]

Press Release About GBGH Board Meeting

Notice about Georgian Bay General Hospital’s Board Meeting Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Penetanguishene Site Cafeteria Immediate Release – May 24, 2016 Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) would like to clarify questions community members have been asking about the hospital Board meeting on May 26, 2016. The three committees tasked with looking at […]