Leaders in Patient Care Excellence

Providing the highest quality care and experience to patients and their families at GGH is a complex challenge.

It takes a team of dedicated, exceptional people working together to meet the needs of the community we serve. This monthly feature is meant to provide a glimpse of the fantastic GGH team who are helping to lead the way to patient care excellence.

Finance, Payroll and Scheduling work tirelessly to support 1530 staff members

Meet the teams in Finance, Payroll and Scheduling whose work touches every staff person and every facet of operations throughout the hospital. The term ‘essential worker’ makes us think of doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks and delivery drivers but behind all of this are the people who track the shifts, track the expenses, pay the…

Materials Management tackle PPE hurdles

The news reports were alarming in late March about a global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. The masks, face shields, gloves and gowns that medical professionals would need to keep themselves safe from COVID-19 were suddenly required all over the world at an unprecedented volume. How could Guelph General Hospital ensure that our…

IPAC professionals on constant high alert for outbreaks of disease at all times

When news of a novel corona virus, a virus not identified in people before, began to circulate within the medical community it caught the attention of our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) staff. These specialized healthcare workers are on constant alert for any outbreaks of infection within the Hospital. Their vigilant surveillance is usually centred…

#BehindtheMask of the Medical Device Reprocessing Department

We are going very #behindthemask here to a group of healthcare heroes who you rarely get a chance to learn about, the 22-member team of our Medical Device Reprocessing Department. These essential workers clean, disinfect, sterilize, package and manage the tracking on every reusable piece of medical equipment at the Hospital, from small nurse’s scissors…

Ambulatory Care adjust for expected surge of COVID+ patients

Our Ambulatory Care department sees patients who are coming in for elective medical and surgical procedures, fracture follow-up, wound care and cancer treatments. On an average month before COVID the department would typically see about 2,700 patients. As elective programs and services across the province were cancelled in mid-March, staff teamed up with referring doctor’s…

The Rehab team stepped up!

Our Rehab team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, a Speech Language Therapist as well as Therapy Assistants. The vital services they provide had to be maintained during the pandemic. The Rehab therapists and assistants worked hard to adapt their treatments to the changing reality at the Hospital. Despite being anxious about this new unknown virus,…