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1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Collage showing doctor Patricia Farrugia, Colleen Montour, and Stephenie Rowe Jansz. Text at the top reads June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Our People

National Indigenous Peoples Day a reminder of the need for reconciliation and education

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. The telling and sharing of stories is an important tradition for many Indigenous Peoples around the world. We asked a few of our staff from the Indigenous Peoples community to share their own stories and perspectives to celebrate and...

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A year like no other, a team like no other

Hamilton Health Sciences issues Community Report and Environmental Performance Report Hamilton, ON – The past year has been one of the most disruptive in a lifetime. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is pleased to share its 2020-2021 Community Report, entitled Rising Up, and its 2020 Environmental Performance Report. Both reports highlight the remarkable contributions of everyone...

Patient advisor, Jaime Drayer standing with one of the art wrapped traffic signal boxes
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Honouring Hamilton’s healthcare workers

The City of Hamilton has installed artwork on 15 traffic signal boxes near healthcare facilities across the city to honour and support healthcare workers. “Healthcare professionals are the new heroes in the COVID-19 pandemic, as they strive to meet the unprecedented challenges associated with this crisis,” says Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton. “These artworks...

Our People

Inside the ICU During COVID-19: photos from healthcare providers

The first half of 2021 brought some of the highest numbers of patients with COVID-19 to our intensive care units (ICUs). At points, the additional 43 per cent surge capacity added was just enough to provide space and staff to care for the sickest patients. Our ICU staff worked tirelessly throughout to provide care to...

Q&A with Youth Advisory Council
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Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine and youth

Children aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine. Illyria and Eric from McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Youth Advisory Council ask infectious diseases specialist Dr. Martha Fulford about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Eric: How was the vaccine developed so quickly and has it been tested on teens yet? The technology for the Pfizer...

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Spring forward: A fresh start on sleep habits

Springing our clocks forward on Sunday, March 14 means a fresh start on sleep habits! Good quality sleep helps to reset our minds and bodies and encourages improvements in behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, mental health and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to an increased risk for obesity, depression, hypertension, diabetes, accidents...

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5 ways to make your mental health a priority

If you’re feeling isolated during the pandemic, you’re not alone. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Lisa Cecckin, a social worker in Hamilton Health Sciences’ West Niagara Mental Health clinic, shares some tips to improve your mental health. Step away from your screens Many of us are working from home during the pandemic. We’re on our...

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New Year’s Resolution: Body Acceptance

The year 2020 has not been easy. Restrictions and changes as a result of the pandemic have placed additional stresses on our mental health. In particular, social media has amplified body image concerns for many. Constant talk of weight loss and healthy eating can shake our body confidence and redirect our valuable energy to focus...

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Media Room , Updates

A year like no other, a team like no other

Hamilton Health Sciences issues Community Report and Environmental Performance Report Hamilton, ON – The past year has been one of the most disruptive in a lifetime. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is pleased to share its 2020-2021 Community Report, entitled Rising Up, and its 2020 Environmental Performance Report. Both reports highlight the remarkable contributions of everyone...

Q&A with Youth Advisory Council
Updates

Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine and youth

Children aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine. Illyria and Eric from McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Youth Advisory Council ask infectious diseases specialist Dr. Martha Fulford about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Eric: How was the vaccine developed so quickly and has it been tested on teens yet? The technology for the Pfizer...

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COVID-19 vaccination booking open to children ages 12+

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for use in individuals ages 12+. The Province recently opened COVID-19 vaccination registration to youth ages 12+ to 17. McMaster Children’s Hospital welcomes this news as the next step in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Video Resources To help youth and their families make...

Patient advisor, Jaime Drayer standing with one of the art wrapped traffic signal boxes
Stories

Honouring Hamilton’s healthcare workers

The City of Hamilton has installed artwork on 15 traffic signal boxes near healthcare facilities across the city to honour and support healthcare workers. “Healthcare professionals are the new heroes in the COVID-19 pandemic, as they strive to meet the unprecedented challenges associated with this crisis,” says Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton. “These artworks...

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Stories

Inspiring future healthcare researchers

On Thursday, June 3, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) hosted a virtual “Discovery Days in Health Sciences” event for high school students. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame partners with university and medical institutions across the country to host the Discovery Days events, and invites local high...

A photo of Jackson and William
Stories

Twins on a shared journey with autism

Being parents of twins is a blessing that has its share of joys and challenges. Tom and Liz of Stoney Creek know this firsthand, as they are parents of fraternal twin boys on the autism spectrum. When he was six months old, younger twin William started showing signs of autism such as avoiding eye contact...

Collage showing doctor Patricia Farrugia, Colleen Montour, and Stephenie Rowe Jansz. Text at the top reads June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Our People

National Indigenous Peoples Day a reminder of the need for reconciliation and education

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. The telling and sharing of stories is an important tradition for many Indigenous Peoples around the world. We asked a few of our staff from the Indigenous Peoples community to share their own stories and perspectives to celebrate and...

Our People

Inside the ICU During COVID-19: photos from healthcare providers

The first half of 2021 brought some of the highest numbers of patients with COVID-19 to our intensive care units (ICUs). At points, the additional 43 per cent surge capacity added was just enough to provide space and staff to care for the sickest patients. Our ICU staff worked tirelessly throughout to provide care to...

Photo of Paige, Kim, and D'Arcy Capra at an outdoor winter event. Photo taken pre-COVID.
Our People

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

Kim Capra is in her 34th year in diagnostic imaging (DI) at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre where she works as a senior X-ray technologist in general X-ray and portables. Her long tenure with HHS also includes 16 years in computed tomography (CT) and two years as a temporary charge tech in...

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