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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
Tuesday
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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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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Operating hours are open View Hours
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
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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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
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Black families returning to school are stuck between a rock and a hard place

Originally published October 14, 2020 in The Hamilton Spectator. By Dr. Kassia Johnson School has started across Canada. Kids are learning online, in person or with a hybrid model. Parents chose one of these models based on physicians’ recommendations of risks of COVID-19 in school and their capacity to support learning at home. Did their racial...

Bob Smith took a virtual pain management program
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HHS patient soldiers on with virtual pain program

Bob Smith is a decorated Military Police veteran. During his 22 years with the Canadian Forces, he lost comrades on overseas missions, survived a helicopter crash and worked at a plane crash site recovering soldiers’ remains. Now retired and living in Mississauga, Smith continues to face significant, life-altering challenges – this time with his health....

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Caring for COVID-19 patients: a second wave

“When we got our first COVID-19 admission, there was fear of the unknown,” says Dale Bialas, manager of the initial COVID unit at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) during the pandemic’s first wave. As COVID-19 spread in the community, Hamilton hospitals recognized the need to consolidate COVID care and expertise in fewer, select locations. At Hamilton...

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Our People

Introducing a pharmacy technician specializing in hazardous sterile compounding

There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure cancer patients have the appropriate medication to help treat their illness. One such person is pharmacy technician April Shaw. Shaw and her colleagues mix personalized, custom medication doses for each cancer patient. The drugs can be hazardous to anyone else, including the...

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Stories

Drug world lottery gives two-year old chance at walking

Wyatt Vasey loves music. But his parents didn’t think he would ever be able to dance to it on his own two feet. That’s because Wyatt has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease known as SMA that damages the muscles and impairs a person’s ability to move. Wyatt is nearing two years old. He’s able...

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Ways to support a loved one through pregnancy and infant loss

By Jennifer Peter, Registered Social Worker in the Women’s & Newborn Health Program at McMaster University Medical Centre Pregnancy and infant loss is a topic many people shy away from. When a loss happens early or late in a pregnancy, the consequences of that loss are unique to each person. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

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Health Tips

Food tips for healthy holidays

The holidays are frequently associated with family meals and, sometimes, extra treats. These tips are designed to help you navigate holiday meals with confidence while maintaining a healthy relationship with food. Highlight “nutritious and delicious” but don’t leave out your favourites Try to feature vegetables and include whole grains. For example, you could make your...

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Health Tips

How to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

With Halloween just around the corner and COVID-19 still a cause of fright, families may be wondering – is Halloween cancelled? “Kids have borne a huge brunt of the collateral damage of lockdown,” says Dr. Martha Fulford, an infectious diseases specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital. “We need to let children have fun.” With a little...

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Updates

Sounding the alarm on Ontario’s crisis in children’s health care

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) has partnered with other provincial children’s hospitals and organizations to lead the effort to bring attention to the impact of the pandemic on children and youth, and their families. Partners within the Children’s Healthcare Coalition have identified wait times and delays to care as urgent issues which will have lasting impacts...

Updates

Back to School resource from McMaster Children’s Hospital

To support a safe return to school during this unusual time, experts from McMaster Children’s Hospital have created a series of videos for families. In this section of our website, you’ll find videos on a variety of topics including masking, distancing, hand washing, easing your child’s anxiety, and supporting children with autism. “Whether your child...

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Stories , Updates

Children’s Health Centre phased reopening starts this week

The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) reopened Monday, August 10, 2020 for limited in-person care. Hamilton Health Sciences is taking a phased approach and the goal is to begin to safely offer face-face clinical activity that has not been available through virtual care. “We are looking forward to gradually welcoming clients and families back...

Father and daughter on the couch, looking at laptop
Stories

Black families returning to school are stuck between a rock and a hard place

Originally published October 14, 2020 in The Hamilton Spectator. By Dr. Kassia Johnson School has started across Canada. Kids are learning online, in person or with a hybrid model. Parents chose one of these models based on physicians’ recommendations of risks of COVID-19 in school and their capacity to support learning at home. Did their racial...

Bob Smith took a virtual pain management program
Stories

HHS patient soldiers on with virtual pain program

Bob Smith is a decorated Military Police veteran. During his 22 years with the Canadian Forces, he lost comrades on overseas missions, survived a helicopter crash and worked at a plane crash site recovering soldiers’ remains. Now retired and living in Mississauga, Smith continues to face significant, life-altering challenges – this time with his health....

Stories

Caring for COVID-19 patients: a second wave

“When we got our first COVID-19 admission, there was fear of the unknown,” says Dale Bialas, manager of the initial COVID unit at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) during the pandemic’s first wave. As COVID-19 spread in the community, Hamilton hospitals recognized the need to consolidate COVID care and expertise in fewer, select locations. At Hamilton...

Profile photo of a woman wearing a blue scrubs top and colourful red and orange surgical cap
Our People

Introducing a pharmacy technician specializing in hazardous sterile compounding

There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure cancer patients have the appropriate medication to help treat their illness. One such person is pharmacy technician April Shaw. Shaw and her colleagues mix personalized, custom medication doses for each cancer patient. The drugs can be hazardous to anyone else, including the...

Aprile Titterson
Our People

Introducing a social worker in the West Niagara Mental Health clinic

Aprile Titterson has been a social worker with Hamilton Health Sciences for more than 20 years, including the last six years at the West Niagara Mental Health (WNMH) clinic at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She provides individual and group therapy treatments to patients struggling with serious mental health challenges. The clinic, which has been operating...

Our People

WLMH rebuild is priority for new director of redevelopment projects

Bart DeVries and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) go way back. It all started 17 years ago, when he first joined the Capital Development team. After a few role changes and opportunities outside of HHS, he found himself managing the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre project (2012-2016). He’s now back after some time in the private...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - October 23
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - October 23
Nurse Jenna Pyke, in partnership with the Resilience team at HHS, created a memorial board to honor patients who pa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…