COVID-19 Updates

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Latest updates on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus, and we are fully confident in our team and in our hospital readiness plan. The hospital is safe and our Infection Prevention and Control protocols are in place at all times and are heightened as needed.


Latest updates

An Open Letter regarding Pandemic Pay from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Hospital CEOs Committee

May 30th, 2020

Hospitals across the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington region are grateful for the Ontario government’s ongoing support as we continue to work together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IN IT TOGETHER: Surgical team pulls together during time of change

Jun 2nd, 2020

During her 43 years in healthcare, Patty Welychka admits she’s never faced a bigger challenge than the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IN IT TOGETHER: Caring for critically ill patients during the pandemic

Jun 1st, 2020

Dr. Ryan D’Sa is quick to respond when asked to describe the work of the Niagara Health team during the pandemic.

IN IT TOGETHER: This band of doctors won't back down

May 30th, 2020

Niagara Health's Dr. Suneel Upadhye and his Docs That Rock bandmates weren’t about to back down from having their music heard during the pandemic.

Niagara Health resumes parking fees on June 1

May 29th, 2020

As we work to gradually reintroduce clinical services, we are resuming normal parking operations across our sites.

IN IT TOGETHER: Respiratory Therapy team at centre of COVID-19 response

May 28th, 2020

It’s the severity of COVID-19 in patients that has struck Senior Respiratory Therapist John Chirico the most about the virus.

Niagara Health preparing to resume scheduled surgical and outpatient services

May 27th, 2020

Niagara Health has approval to move forward with the safe and gradual resumption of surgical, procedural and outpatient services for our patients and families.

IN IT TOGETHER: Shaw actor expresses gratitude to our team through song

May 27th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Niagara community, Madelyn Kriese wanted to find a way to express her gratitude to our staff and physicians working on the front lines.

IN IT TOGETHER: ECU staff 'going the extra mile' to keep residents connected to loved ones

May 26th, 2020

It's the creative ways our Extended Care Unit team is connecting residents with their loved ones that has been most inspiring for Julie Horton during the pandemic.

IN IT TOGETHER: Helping to keep the Niagara Health team and community informed

May 25th, 2020

Meet Anna Cobian, a member of the Corporate Communications team at Niagara Health.

Niagara Health expands testing at Assessment Centres

May 25th, 2020

Niagara’s two Assessment Centres, located in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, are now accepting self-referrals from members of the public who would like to be tested for the COVID-19 virus.

IN IT TOGETHER: ‘Everyone is supportive of each other’

May 22nd, 2020

Jaime Veldman says the most challenging part about working in the early days of the pandemic was stepping out of her comfort zone.

Outbreak declared over on Trillium Unit in Niagara Falls

May 22nd, 2020

An outbreak of COVID-19 on the Trillium Unit at the Greater Niagara General Site is now over.

‘I’m thankful I’m alive,' says COVID patient

May 21st, 2020

Carmine Posteraro considers himself a miracle.

IN IT TOGETHER: A new role, a new appreciation for Niagara Health

May 20th, 2020

Something that separated Kelsey Perri from her regular role at Niagara Health has actually made her feel more connected to the organization.

Outbreak declared over on Intensive Care Unit in St. Catharines

May 20th, 2020

Niagara Health was able to declare an end to the outbreak after 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit.

Emergency/Urgent Care patients, outpatients and approved visitors to wear masks inside all Niagara Health sites

May 19th, 2020

Niagara Health is taking further precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IN IT TOGETHER: Vital role of our Biomedical Engineering team

May 19th, 2020

It’s the heightened focus on infection control that is the most eye-opening part about working during the pandemic for Biomedical Engineering Technologist Abram Shihata.

IN IT TOGETHER: ​Niagara Health nurses paying it forward

May 15th, 2020

Nurses have always been known for their compassionate, caring and giving nature. This week – National Nursing Week – is no exception, as Niagara Health nurses teamed up to donate money to support charitable organizations in our community.

IN IT TOGETHER: ‘I just want to bring the patients joy’

May 14th, 2020

For Tamara Zahn, being part of the Environmental Services team at Niagara Health extends beyond her job description.

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