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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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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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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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Emergency teams at Hamilton’s hospitals asking public to consider their care options this holiday weekend

Hamilton’s hospitals continue to face significant pressures due to on-going staffing shortages and high patient volumes. Currently, all of the city’s emergency departments (ED) are struggling to meet demands. Our emergency teams are asking individuals to: Avoid going to the emergency department unless you are experiencing an urgent or severe medical issue Head to www.needadoc.ca...

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Approaching 90 years old with thanks to a lung cancer clinical trial

In 2019, at the age of 86, Dennis Campbell was diagnosed with lung cancer and was referred to Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. As an otherwise healthy individual, he was able to have surgery to remove the affected portion of his lung. At the time, it appeared that the cancer had...

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Increasing number of children being seen at McMaster Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

On May 16, a record number of children (over 230) presented to the MCH ED and visits have been averaging 190/day for the past seven days. This has resulted in longer than normal wait times. Experts at MCH are asking parents and guardians to consider their care options before making the trip to the ED....

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WSIB Specialty Programs find permanent home at HHS

When a workplace injury makes returning to the job especially challenging, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) health-care professionals are here to help through a new partnership between the HHS Regional Rehabilitation Centre and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work...

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Improving the patient experience: Electronic medical records (EMR) coming to HHS in June

HAMILTON, ON – On Saturday, June 4, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) will move to a modern and fully electronic hospital information system called Epic. “The launch of Epic is the largest patient safety and quality initiative in our history. It will greatly improve the experience for patients, staff and physicians, and most importantly, enable us...

lung cancer patient, Dennis Campbell gardening
Stories

Approaching 90 years old with thanks to a lung cancer clinical trial

In 2019, at the age of 86, Dennis Campbell was diagnosed with lung cancer and was referred to Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. As an otherwise healthy individual, he was able to have surgery to remove the affected portion of his lung. At the time, it appeared that the cancer had...

A middle aged man in a light blue T-shirt stands outside, smiling, in front of a stone wall
Stories

WSIB Specialty Programs find permanent home at HHS

When a workplace injury makes returning to the job especially challenging, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) health-care professionals are here to help through a new partnership between the HHS Regional Rehabilitation Centre and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work...

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Cancer patients will benefit from new and improved patient app

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patients currently using the regional MyChart app to access personal health information like hospital test results are about to get a new and improved online tool. The new MyChart app by Epic will be available to all HHS patients — including those already using the existing version — beginning June 4....

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Health Tips

Mindful eating brings happiness and satisfaction

Have you ever eaten a snack and only realized that you finished it when you wanted to take another bite, but that bite was not there? The alternative to this is called mindful eating. What is mindful eating? “Mindful eating is an approach to enjoying food nonjudgmentally and also intentionally paying attention to the eating...

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It’s easy eating green this Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and the McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre (CENC) is celebrating by sharing a great green recipe – creamy broccoli soup. “Making homemade soups is a budget-friendly and healthy way to include a variety of nutrients into your meal planning,” says Anne Marie DiGravio, registered dietitian at the...

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Thinking of fasting? Remember to consider your medical conditions

By Dr. Sabira Kanani, palliative care physician, and Dr. Iqbal Jaffer, cardiac surgeon, Hamilton Health Sciences With the approach of Ramadan there are many individuals who plan to fast from sun-up to sun-down. This means not eating or drinking during this time. However, fasting doesn’t mean you stop taking your medications as well. Some people...

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#WeAnswerTheCall: National Nursing Week is May 9-15

National Nursing Week takes place from May 9-15 this year. The theme chosen by the Canadian Nurses Association is #WeAnswerTheCall. It reflects how nurses of all levels continue to serve their patients, their patients’ families, and their communities through the most challenging of times. Nurses at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) face challenges head on. Whether...

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Introducing a gynecologist who specializes in endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the whole body. It happens when tissue similar to that which normally lives inside a person’s uterus grows outside of their uterus, such as in the ovaries, bowel, pelvic ligaments, or other parts of the body, often causing pain. The condition affects up to 1 in 10...

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Pandemic causes challenges for women working in healthcare

For the second year in a row, International Women’s Day celebrations are occurring in the midst of a pandemic. The pandemic has placed an inordinate amount of pressure on individuals and has come with its share of challenges and choices. Women, especially, have had to navigate COVID-19 while attempting to maintain their roles both in...

Digital Health , Stories

Cancer patients will benefit from new and improved patient app

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patients currently using the regional MyChart app to access personal health information like hospital test results are about to get a new and improved online tool. The new MyChart app by Epic will be available to all HHS patients — including those already using the existing version — beginning June 4....

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Doctors are going digital

HHS is in the final phase of preparing to launch a new digital hospital information system called Epic. This Doctors’ Day, we are celebrating all our physicians for their part in creating this transformational change at our organization. We spoke with four of the HHS physicians who have been heavily involved in Epic planning to...

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MyChart makes it easier for parents to be “partners in care.”

“As a parent, when your child is going through treatment, the learning curve is really steep,” says Jeff Brinson. “And all of a sudden we’re learning the science behind the treatment.” Brinson’s 12-year-old daughter Claire has Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones or the tissues around the bones. She...

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Emergency teams at Hamilton’s hospitals asking public to consider their care options this holiday weekend

Hamilton’s hospitals continue to face significant pressures due to on-going staffing shortages and high patient volumes. Currently, all of the city’s emergency departments (ED) are struggling to meet demands. Our emergency teams are asking individuals to: Avoid going to the emergency department unless you are experiencing an urgent or severe medical issue Head to www.needadoc.ca...

Media Room

Increasing number of children being seen at McMaster Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

On May 16, a record number of children (over 230) presented to the MCH ED and visits have been averaging 190/day for the past seven days. This has resulted in longer than normal wait times. Experts at MCH are asking parents and guardians to consider their care options before making the trip to the ED....

Media Room

Improving the patient experience: Electronic medical records (EMR) coming to HHS in June

HAMILTON, ON – On Saturday, June 4, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) will move to a modern and fully electronic hospital information system called Epic. “The launch of Epic is the largest patient safety and quality initiative in our history. It will greatly improve the experience for patients, staff and physicians, and most importantly, enable us...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 22
The thing that makes Dennis Campbell unique is his age. At 89 years old, he’s not only continuing to fight lung can… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 22
Not sure where to go to treat your symptoms? We anticipate high volumes and longer wait times than usual at our eme… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 22
Michele Cardoso treats cancer patients in her role as a clinical specialist radiation therapist at the Juravinski C… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 22
Looking for medical care in #HamOnt this long weekend? Many concerns don’t require a visit to the emergency departm… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 21
We’re excited to be a part of this year’s Youth DiverSTEAM Symposium on May 25, where we get the chance to share ou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…