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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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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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Visiting hours are open
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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

325 Wellington St N Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

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Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
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
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Remembering and honouring a son and brother

For 27 years, Rose Szypula and her family have been delivering gifts to children at McMaster Children’s Hospital on one special day each year. (TW infant death) A year of loss and joy It has been 27 years since we lost our son Aaron. He was a big boy, weighing in at 9lbs. 14oz. September...

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Ask Stephanie Furtado to open her supplies cupboard and you’ll find everything from gauze fabric squares to scissors, foam shapes, paste, tape and other specialized items for skin, wound and ostomy care. “It definitely appeals to my artistic side.” “The dressings we use to protect a patient’s skin and support their healing can be quite...

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From “falling through the cracks” to restored health and independent living

Darlene Caprice landed in a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) emergency department last winter after suffering a fall. Since then, HHS’ award-winning Hospital 2 Home (H2H) program has been helping the 69-year-old woman regain her independence and stay safe from COVID-19. HHS’ H2H program provides care for patients impacted by multiple chronic conditions and faced with...

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Protect your heart with the COVID vaccine

Doctors say that a fear of heart inflammation shouldn’t stop you from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, COVID itself can cause this issue and additional health dangers. While there has been growing concern among some families about a possible increased risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in adolescent and young adult males after receiving the...

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Is your holiday get-together safe? Measure your risk factors.

Fall is in the air and evident in the colours of the trees. Kids have been back to school for about a month and some workers have returned to office life. With more of us now congregating in indoor spaces, what does this mean for upcoming holidays while we’re still in the fourth wave of...

teen receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
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Protect your heart with the COVID vaccine

Doctors say that a fear of heart inflammation shouldn’t stop you from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, COVID itself can cause this issue and additional health dangers. While there has been growing concern among some families about a possible increased risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in adolescent and young adult males after receiving the...

Mixed race family gathering at a dinner table
Health Tips

Is your holiday get-together safe? Measure your risk factors.

Fall is in the air and evident in the colours of the trees. Kids have been back to school for about a month and some workers have returned to office life. With more of us now congregating in indoor spaces, what does this mean for upcoming holidays while we’re still in the fourth wave of...

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Eating Healthy with M2P – Back to School Berry Chia Pudding

This year’s back-to-school experience is understandably filled with varying emotions for many parents and their children. The last two school years have been largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with classrooms either being closed due to outbreaks or in-person learning being shifted to remote learning. As elementary and high school students return to the classroom,...

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Remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Peter Dent

Our team is remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Peter Dent following his passing late last week. Dr. Dent was known across our hospital community in many capacities – as a pediatrician, professor, researcher, innovator, mentor, community leader, care provider, and father. Among the countless achievements made during his 50-year medical career, which includes...

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Pregnant? The time is now to get your COVID vaccine.

We tell pregnant people to be careful of everything they put in their bodies, from alcohol to sushi to soft cheese. And then when the COVID-19 vaccine first came out, it hasn’t specifically been tested on pregnant people so there was a delay in offering it to them. Of course people are hesitant. But the...

Don't delay care
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The other side of COVID-19: Fewer emergency visits and more missed appointments

Even during the pandemic, it’s important for parents to keep up with their children’s routine medical appointments and to bring them to the emergency department if they are seriously unwell. Experts at McMaster Children’s Hospital remind parents to seek medical attention as appropriate. During the first two waves of the pandemic, visits to McMaster Children’s...

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Remembering and honouring a son and brother

For 27 years, Rose Szypula and her family have been delivering gifts to children at McMaster Children’s Hospital on one special day each year. (TW infant death) A year of loss and joy It has been 27 years since we lost our son Aaron. He was a big boy, weighing in at 9lbs. 14oz. September...

Nurse clinician Stephanie Furtado
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Introducing a Nurse Clinician specializing in skin, wounds and ostomies

Ask Stephanie Furtado to open her supplies cupboard and you’ll find everything from gauze fabric squares to scissors, foam shapes, paste, tape and other specialized items for skin, wound and ostomy care. “It definitely appeals to my artistic side.” “The dressings we use to protect a patient’s skin and support their healing can be quite...

H2H patient Darlene Caprice
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From “falling through the cracks” to restored health and independent living

Darlene Caprice landed in a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) emergency department last winter after suffering a fall. Since then, HHS’ award-winning Hospital 2 Home (H2H) program has been helping the 69-year-old woman regain her independence and stay safe from COVID-19. HHS’ H2H program provides care for patients impacted by multiple chronic conditions and faced with...

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Introducing a principal trainer for Project Odyssey

Much like Project Odyssey itself, Mohannad ‘Mo’ Abusamhadaneh’s journey to becoming an Epic certified principal trainer is one for the ages. Project Odyssey is Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) two-year venture to implement Epic, a state-of-the-art electronic hospital information system that will keep the organization at the leading edge of health care, research and innovation. Abusamhadaneh...

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Emergency doctors stepped up beyond the hospital during pandemic

“Emergency doctors at HHS have a ‘can-do’ attitude — for whatever is needed,” says Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu. More than 50 emergency department (ED) doctors work at HHS. Many have been the first point of contact for people seeking hospital care for COVID-19 symptoms. “ED docs stepped up,...

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Nurse: patient, kind, resilient professional who is trained to care for others; a superhero At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), the nursing profession is at the heart of the care team. We employ over 4,000 nurses across the province’s most complex and comprehensive healthcare system. Our nurses provide specialty care throughout the entire life cycle, from...

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