COVID-19 Assessment Centre set to transition to the community on April 23, 2022

(NGH) Friday, April 22, 2022 – After 18 months of service, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) will be giving its last PCR test, effective April 22, 2022, as it transitions to the community.

NGH is thankful to the Assessment Centre team for providing COVID-19 tests to the community throughout all six waves of the pandemic. Since October 2020, 19,635 tests were processed.

“The NGH COVID-19 Assessment Centre has played a crucial role in Norfolk County’s pandemic response and we are grateful for the tremendous partnership and support of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, the Norfolk Family Health Team, and our other community partners”, said Jennifer Edwards, Director of Quality, Clinical Practice and Infection Prevention and Control. “We are also grateful for the Assessment Centre team who played a historic role in protecting the health and safety of our staff, patients, and community members.”

Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 can be presumed to be infected with COVID-19 and should initiate timely self-isolation to prevent transmission in the community and follow these steps.  

“We would like to thank the NGH COVID-19 Assessment Centre team for their dedication and commitment and for working tirelessly to contain this pandemic,” said Syed Shah, Acting Director of Public Health at the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit and the Social Services Division.

Eligible residents will continue to have access to COVID-19 testing in a variety of locations in Haldimand and Norfolk.

The NGH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will continue to remain open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. with some evening options. Additional information, including how to book an appointment can be found at