HGMH Cough, Cold, COVID Clinic Closure

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HGMH Cough, Cold, COVID Clinic Closure
L'Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH). (Photo : Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH))

Alexandria, ON – On December 15th, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) and Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) announced the opening of a respiratory illness clinical assessment centre to test, assess and provide treatment to patients with symptoms of respiratory illnesses like a cold, flu, COVID-19, and other viral respiratory illnesses.

The clinic provided patients and families an option that offered shorter wait times while freeing up capacity in the Emergency Department. With the stabilization of respiratory illnesses in the region, the clinic has seen a decrease in patient visits and will close at the end of March, accepting its last appointments on March 31, 2023.

“Since opening, over 300 patients were seen at the clinic, freeing up resources for those who required emergency care.” Said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We would like to thank our staff, volunteers, and patients for their support and cooperation during the operation of the clinic. Their dedication and commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community have been critical to our success.”

Patients with cough, cold and flu-like respiratory symptoms are asked to contact their primary care provider for further guidance or consult the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website for testing centers. www.eohu.ca

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