Update on COVID-19 outbreak at HGH

The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital reports that COVID-19 outbreaks have been resolved as of April 17, 2021.

Press Release

COVID-19 outbreak declared on March 25, 2021

HAWKESBURY –On March 25, 2021, the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH), in collaboration with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, confirmed a second COVID-19 outbreak on an inpatient unit. The first outbreak was declared on March 17, 2021.

As of 11:00 a.m. on March 25, 2021, there are 16 admitted patients and 5 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been five deaths related to the COVID-19 virus.

HGH would like to offer its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the patients that have lost their lives to this virus.

As part of its outbreak management plan, HGH continues to work closely with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to strengthen infection prevention and control measures to minimize the impacts of this pandemic and deliver safe care to our community.

Statement by HGH Chief of Staff, Dr. Julie Maranda

“My heart goes out to the family of the deceased and everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We have learned a lot throughout this past year about managing this deadly virus. Our medical and nursing teams are working hard to manage this outbreak. As we see an increase of COVID-19 in the community, we must all do our part and use extreme caution to stop the spread of this virus.”

Statement by HGH Chief Executive Officer, Marc LeBoutillier

“We are saddened by this news. Delivering safe quality care is part of our mandate and commitment to the community. We continue to reinforce infection control practices to ensure the safety of our patients, our employees and physicians. Once again, I want to thank our staff, physicians and management team for their ongoing dedication as we manage the current situation.”


For more information please contact:
Édith Jean-Louis
Community Relations Coordinator
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
Telephone: 613-632-1111, ext. 61005
Email: ejeanlouis(a)hgh.ca