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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

325 Wellington St N Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Storyteller shares H2H health journey

Andy Stocks made his living painting houses. But storytelling has always taken centre stage for the 77-year-old writer, actor and artist from Hamilton. Stocks is a prolific writer who has penned hundreds of children’s stories over the years. He even appeared on the kids’ show Mr. Dressup, reading stories to puppets Casey and Finnegan. “I’ve...

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Award-winning H2H program helps patient stay independent

Hamilton Health Sciences received a national award for its Hospital 2 Home program. Patient Renee Rosenthal describes the impact.

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Introducing… an Indigenous Cancer Lead

Debra Jonathan works with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program as the Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead to support cancer care for Indigenous people across the Region. Her work covers cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and palliative care. “Let’s be proactive and not reactive to this disease.” The Lead role is one of...

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Pride was the first time in my life “I felt free to be me”

Connecting with our Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ colleagues is a simple yet meaningful way of showing support, educating ourselves and sparking action. As Pride month winds down, we asked a few of our colleagues to share their thoughts on the celebration of Pride, what makes a good ally, and role models who continue to inspire. Tina...

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Cancer care times three

Over the past twenty years, Tracey Ottaviano of Port Colborne received care at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC) for three different types of cancer. “I was impressed by the compassionate care I received each time,” says Tracey. “Receiving treatment for three different kinds of cancer over the years demonstrates the wide range of their...

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Emergency department safety during COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in a worrisome side effect, and it has nothing to do with the symptoms of the disease. Emergency doctors in Hamilton and beyond have noted that many people are delaying emergency medical care because they’re afraid to visit the hospital. This is risky, and can result in serious health issues. “When you...

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Headphone safety: prevent lasting damage to your ears

By Carol Pavey M.A., Reg. CASLPO, audiologist Are you wearing headphones while working from home? What about your kiddos while they tune into class time or watch videos online? Headphones can provide much needed privacy and focus, but they should be worn with caution. You only get one set of precious ears. How loud is...

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Avoid risky behaviour during COVID-19

For many people, the sunny weather is a welcome distraction from COVID-19 cabin fever. But while some may be taking the opportunity to dig in to home improvement projects, or get outside for activities (while practicing physical distancing, of course), they can risk putting added strain on health care workers. This is causing particular concern...

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Reintroducing visitors to inpatient units

Due to the changing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Hamilton Health Sciences is taking special precautions to keep our patients, caregivers and staff safe. In March, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) implemented a no-visitor policy with some very limited exceptions, after the province strongly recommended that acute care settings only allow essential visitors as a means...

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A statement from our CEO on anti-Black racism

On behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), I want to express my concern and sadness regarding recent acts and expressions of anti-Black racism and authoritarianism that have been prominent in the media. HHS stands with all those affected in calling out the need for change and for justice. Hamilton Health Sciences remains committed to safe,...

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Open letter to the Government of Ontario: Pandemic Pay

From the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Hospital CEOs Committee Open letter to the Government of Ontario May 27, 2020 Subject: Pandemic Pay 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. Thank you for...

Stories

Storyteller shares H2H health journey

Andy Stocks made his living painting houses. But storytelling has always taken centre stage for the 77-year-old writer, actor and artist from Hamilton. Stocks is a prolific writer who has penned hundreds of children’s stories over the years. He even appeared on the kids’ show Mr. Dressup, reading stories to puppets Casey and Finnegan. “I’ve...

Stories

Award-winning H2H program helps patient stay independent

Hamilton Health Sciences received a national award for its Hospital 2 Home program. Patient Renee Rosenthal describes the impact.

Debra Jonathan stands by the Grand river
Stories

Introducing… an Indigenous Cancer Lead

Debra Jonathan works with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program as the Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead to support cancer care for Indigenous people across the Region. Her work covers cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and palliative care. “Let’s be proactive and not reactive to this disease.” The Lead role is one of...

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Stroke victim gets a second chance at life

The tiles in Dave Dawson’s shower seemed to multiply as his vision started to change. He stepped out of the shower and knelt down, trying to recover from the faint feeling. He thought he may have been hungry so he made breakfast. Later that afternoon while on the phone, he broke into a sweat and...

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Strengthening our healthcare system for all during COVID-19

Within hours of putting out a call for volunteers, almost 160 staff and doctors from across Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) stepped up with offers to care for residents in long term care homes and retirement homes. Among those who volunteered to work elsewhere temporarily were nurses Rhiannon Mullen, Heather Catterson and Rose Davis, all motivated...

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Introducing a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre nurse

Laura Smith has always been interested in women’s health and supporting those who are feeling vulnerable. She has worked at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) as a nurse for over 30 years. Laura is a nurse facilitator and program coordinator in the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SADVCC), an emergency service for those who...

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