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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Closed
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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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Satellite Health Facility

150 King Street East Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

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Operating hours are open
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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Operating hours are closed View Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Rare disease doesn’t keep Tyler down

Eight-year-old Tyler Whitehead is a very active and outgoing child. He loves to swim, ride his bike, jump on the trampoline and go camping. Even when he plays on his virtual reality headset he doesn’t stop moving. And that’s a good thing. Being active is an important part of keeping his lungs functioning because Tyler...

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Hamilton Public Health and Brant County Health Unit investigating exposures to confirmed case of measles

Hamilton Public Health Services and Brant County Health Unit are investigating exposures in Hamilton and Brantford related to a confirmed case of measles. Public Health is reaching out to all known contacts who may have been exposed to the measles virus at several locations including: McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department – Hamilton Health Sciences 1200...

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New clinical trial offers hope for reducing deaths from advanced HIV

Choosing a sabbatical in Africa Four years ago, hematologist Dr. John Eikelboom was working in Hamilton, splitting his time between PHRI, where he’s a senior scientist, and HHS Hamilton General Hospital’s thrombosis clinic where he cares for patients. When the pandemic struck in 2020, virtual meetings quickly dominated his work days. “I was going stir...

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Ontario’s Children’s Hospitals rename cardiac procedure to recognize critical role of Black pioneer Vivien Thomas

In a move to honour the groundbreaking contributions of Black surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas, Ontario’s five children’s hospitals have officially renamed the cardiac procedure previously known as the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt to the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig (BTT) shunt. This collective change recognizes the indispensable role played by Vivien Thomas in the development of paediatric cardiac surgery and...

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“Thumbs-up” for a smooth surgery

When baby Ryker came into the world in October 2022, his parents noticed a special difference on his right hand – an extra thumb. After being referred by his pediatrician, Ryker and his family met with the surgical team at our Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), where his parents and health care providers...

Tyler Whitehead with a basketball
Stories

Rare disease doesn’t keep Tyler down

Eight-year-old Tyler Whitehead is a very active and outgoing child. He loves to swim, ride his bike, jump on the trampoline and go camping. Even when he plays on his virtual reality headset he doesn’t stop moving. And that’s a good thing. Being active is an important part of keeping his lungs functioning because Tyler...

Head and shoulders photo of Dr. John Eikelboom
Stories

New clinical trial offers hope for reducing deaths from advanced HIV

Choosing a sabbatical in Africa Four years ago, hematologist Dr. John Eikelboom was working in Hamilton, splitting his time between PHRI, where he’s a senior scientist, and HHS Hamilton General Hospital’s thrombosis clinic where he cares for patients. When the pandemic struck in 2020, virtual meetings quickly dominated his work days. “I was going stir...

Stories

“Thumbs-up” for a smooth surgery

When baby Ryker came into the world in October 2022, his parents noticed a special difference on his right hand – an extra thumb. After being referred by his pediatrician, Ryker and his family met with the surgical team at our Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), where his parents and health care providers...

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What illnesses are impacting kids this viral season

Dr. Jeffrey Pernica, infectious disease pediatrician at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital, shares some insights into the current 2023 viral season.   Are any new illnesses impacting children this year? Most families know, and certainly all doctors know that there is more respiratory disease in children in the winter. This is because there are...

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Managing diabetes to reduce risk of stroke

November is diabetes awareness month and Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Stroke Prevention Clinic and Diabetes Care and Research Program have come together to review the risks and management of diabetes. Watch this video with Dr. Kelvin Ng, stroke specialist at HHS and Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, endocrinologist and medical director of the Diabetes Care and Research...

Flu and COVID vaccines with Dr. Sarah Khan
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Flu and COVID vaccine FAQ

We are anticipating a challenging viral season with not only the flu, but COVID as well. This will add further strain to our health-care system that is already burdened by staffing and capacity pressures. This is why it’s important to get a flu shot and to stay up to date with COVID vaccines. Please visit...

Delia Palmer, a Black Woman, stands in a hospital office hallway. She is wearing a black shirt and a coral coloured blazer.
Our People

Being an example of support and inspiration for generations to come

Delia Palmer is a Chief of Interprofessional Practice at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC). She works with hospital leaders, staff and physicians to improve patient outcomes and staff wellness by collaborating with a variety of other health care professionals. Together, they provide the highest quality of care in a variety...

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How am I going to tell my children?

JHCC’s child life specialist service program is unique, provincially Child life specialists are typically found at children’s hospitals, where their role includes helping young patients and their families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illnesses, injuries and disabilities. But in Bridget Veltri’s case, her focus is on adult patients and their families. Veltri works...

Keisha Jack wears a blue blouse and a grey blazer, standing outdoors near the rehabilitation centre.
Our People

A passion for strong leadership and an inclusive culture

Keisha Jack is a clinical manager on the stroke rehabilitation unit at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hamilton General Hospital. She says that as a Black woman and a Black leader, it’s important to her that her team feels respected and heard. “I’m a people-first leader, so I put a lot of energy and passion into...

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Transforming care for neurodevelopmental disorders with a learning health system

Navigating the Canadian health-care system can be daunting for families with children living with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism or ADHD. As a caregiver and advocate for her child’s needs, as well as a researcher, Karen Beattie knows this struggle all too well. Her journey began when her son Freddie was born prematurely at 29 weeks,...

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Hamilton General Hospital ED shows `Epic’ ability to rise to the challenge

Moments after Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)’ new digital records system went live on June 4, an air ambulance helicopter landed on the roof of HHS’ Hamilton General Hospital carrying a trauma patient, and then a stroke patient needing immediate intervention arrived by ambulance. It was trial by fire for the emergency department (ED) team, who...

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Improved communication through Secure Chat means better patient care

Providing the very best care for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patients just got faster and easier thanks to Secure Chat – a secure messaging tool included in our new hospital information system. Hamilton Health Sciences launched its new fully digital hospital information system, called Epic, on June 4. It replaces dozens of electronic and paper...

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Hamilton Public Health and Brant County Health Unit investigating exposures to confirmed case of measles

Hamilton Public Health Services and Brant County Health Unit are investigating exposures in Hamilton and Brantford related to a confirmed case of measles. Public Health is reaching out to all known contacts who may have been exposed to the measles virus at several locations including: McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department – Hamilton Health Sciences 1200...

Media Room

Ontario’s Children’s Hospitals rename cardiac procedure to recognize critical role of Black pioneer Vivien Thomas

In a move to honour the groundbreaking contributions of Black surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas, Ontario’s five children’s hospitals have officially renamed the cardiac procedure previously known as the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt to the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig (BTT) shunt. This collective change recognizes the indispensable role played by Vivien Thomas in the development of paediatric cardiac surgery and...

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Update on hospital capacity – February 1, 2024

Hamilton’s healthcare partners are asking for the community’s help in preventing the spread of respiratory illness this fall/winter season and preserving access to the city’s urgent care and emergency resources for those who need them most. As part of this effort, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is sharing regular updates about hospital capacity, and links to...