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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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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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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Stories

Pediatric Patient Safety team tackling the opioid crisis

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) is doing its part to address the opioid crisis. Though a children’s hospital may not come to mind when you think about solutions to the widespread issue of opioid misuse and addiction, MCH has found several small ways to make a big difference. Are opioids really a problem in pediatric surgery?...

Sarah is sitting on the ground and smiling for a photo.
Stories

No defence against infection

The infections started shortly after she was born. Sarah from Stoney Creek suffered from frequent ear and chest infections. They kept returning even though she was regularly prescribed antibiotics. “She got a really bad chest infection at the age of two,” says Sarah’s father, Mike. “She had trouble breathing, so we took her to McMaster...

A pediatric interventional radiologist adminsters a needle in a patient.
Stories

Advancement in IV therapy sends young patients home for treatment

When Zaid was six weeks old, he was admitted to McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) with meningitis, inflammation of the protective lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. He received intravenous (IV) antibiotics in the hospital for 11 days before continuing treatment at home. Travelling back and forth to MCH from their home in Oakville was...

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Hamilton Health Sciences earns Distinction in Stroke Services

Accreditation Canada, the accreditation body that evaluates Canadian hospitals to ensure national standards are met or exceeded, has awarded Hamilton Health Sciences’ Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) Distinction in Stroke Services. Distinction indicates that HHS has demonstrated national leadership in the delivery of high quality stroke care, meeting Canadian Stroke Best Practices. The hospital received Distinction...

Nurse Karen examine's Jill's hand
Stories

Personal growth: a new hand and a fresh perspective

If you ask Jill Wilson about the bandage she wears on her right arm, she’ll eagerly tell you she’s growing a hand. The inside joke she’s developed with her friends and care team at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) isn’t a complete fiction. She’s working with a surgeon, and the amputee rehabilitation team to extend her...

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Health Tips

How to protect your child from fireplace burns

Fireplaces are great for keeping warm and adding ambiance to your home, especially around the holidays. Who doesn’t enjoy a roaring fire, after all? Young children, specifically infants and toddlers, may be drawn to the flames so it’s important to keep an eye on them at all times when a fire is lit. Before your...

Health Tips

How to strengthen your pelvic floor

What are pelvic muscles? Pelvic muscles are located at the base of your core. They stretch like a trampoline or hammock from the pubic bone back to the tailbone. Pelvic muscles support the bladder, bowel and uterus. When these muscles contract, the organs are lifted and tightened, preventing accidental urination, bowel movements, and gas. When...

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Rashes in kids—when to worry

Rashes are a common source of visits to the doctor, especially among kids. Occasionally, they can be a sign of very serious illness. Most of the time, they’re just a mild annoyance. The trouble with rashes is that the difference between harmful and harmless rashes can be tough to spot. Dr. Anthony Crocco, Chief of...

Stroke Distinction seal on a photo of two staff performing a clot retrieval procedure
Updates

Hamilton Health Sciences earns Distinction in Stroke Services

Accreditation Canada, the accreditation body that evaluates Canadian hospitals to ensure national standards are met or exceeded, has awarded Hamilton Health Sciences’ Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) Distinction in Stroke Services. Distinction indicates that HHS has demonstrated national leadership in the delivery of high quality stroke care, meeting Canadian Stroke Best Practices. The hospital received Distinction...

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Hamilton hospitals now posting emergency wait times online

Beginning today, residents in the Hamilton and surrounding area have access to a real-time view of wait times for the city’s emergency departments (ED) and urgent care centres (UCC). Wait times information for each of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s and Hamilton Health Sciences’ EDs and UCCs are available at HamiltonEmergencyWaitTimes.ca. The data reflects the average...

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Baby Photo Contest

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. Vote at this link according to the voting rules below: https://www.facebook.com/HamHealthSci/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2927380210613549 Was your baby born at McMaster University Medical Centre or West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 2019? Submit your photo by January 19, 2020 for a chance to win a photo shoot! Voting on Facebook will begin January 20, 2020.  Please...

nurse shows pamphlet to parents while their son lies in a hospital bed with a cast on his leg
Stories

Pediatric Patient Safety team tackling the opioid crisis

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) is doing its part to address the opioid crisis. Though a children’s hospital may not come to mind when you think about solutions to the widespread issue of opioid misuse and addiction, MCH has found several small ways to make a big difference. Are opioids really a problem in pediatric surgery?...

Sarah is sitting on the ground and smiling for a photo.
Stories

No defence against infection

The infections started shortly after she was born. Sarah from Stoney Creek suffered from frequent ear and chest infections. They kept returning even though she was regularly prescribed antibiotics. “She got a really bad chest infection at the age of two,” says Sarah’s father, Mike. “She had trouble breathing, so we took her to McMaster...

A pediatric interventional radiologist adminsters a needle in a patient.
Stories

Advancement in IV therapy sends young patients home for treatment

When Zaid was six weeks old, he was admitted to McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) with meningitis, inflammation of the protective lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. He received intravenous (IV) antibiotics in the hospital for 11 days before continuing treatment at home. Travelling back and forth to MCH from their home in Oakville was...

A pediatric interventional radiologist stands next to an x-ray
Our People

Introducing… a pediatric interventional radiologist

A simple thank you can leave a lasting impression. Dr. John Donnellan can still remember the smile on the little boy’s face when he removed his port, which signaled the end of his chemotherapy treatment. “He turned to me after he woke up and said ‘Thanks, doc!’ It made my day. Two little words that...

Porter, Alleyne Francis, pushes a wheelchair
Our People

Introducing…the dancing porter

If you spend a lot of time at McMaster Children’s Hospital, chances are you’ve spotted Alleyne Francis. He’s hard to miss. While most people walk or wheel down the halls, Alleyne dances. With a big grin on his face, he parades, shimmies, and glides to his destination. It’s hard not to smile when you see...

A learning technology specialist stands in front of library stacks.
Our People

Introducing… a learning technology specialist

Ensuring 13,000 people are properly trained so they can continue to provide top-notch care to patients is a tall order. When Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) updated its learning management system last year, it needed someone to ensure its success. The e-learning system is used by staff and doctors to stay up to date on topics...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @mch_childrens - January 22
Baby Zaid spent 11 days in hospital while receiving IV antibiotics. But once he was stable, he continued 9 weeks of… https://t.co/SmRWau1AW3
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 22
With help from a surgical team and our amputee rehabilitation program, Jill Wilson has "regrown" two centimeters of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 22
“When we see Jill, there is always laughter and lightness. That has been part of the healing process.” After her… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…