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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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Satellite Health Facility

150 King Street East Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

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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
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Family grateful for paramedic angels who provided end of life care at home

You might think of paramedics as people who race to the scene of a trauma such as a car crash, provide emergency care onsite, and then rush patients to the nearest hospital with sirens blaring. While paramedics do this, paramedics in the region can also support end-of-life care for patients with a life-limiting illness at...

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Well-oiled cancer care ‘machine’ gives Hamilton man quality of life

Spotlight on Danny Prosic, liver cancer patient “The human body is like a machine, but it’s far more intricate,” says Prosic, 63. “And machines don’t have feelings. It’s really hard living with such serious, ongoing health issues and I’m grateful for the way I’ve been treated by the doctors, nurses and staff at Hamilton Health...

Black and white photo of Sharon Walker, leukemia and breast cancer survivor, sitting in an armchair
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Leukemia diagnosis blindsides breast cancer survivor

Spotlight on Sharon Walker, acute myeloid leukemia patient In early 2021, Walker started feeling exhausted, lost her appetite and developed unexplained bruising. Tests at her local hospital in Halton led to a new cancer diagnosis – this time for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the...

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Message from Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Region Hospitals

In response to province-wide health system capacity constraints, the Government of Ontario has passed Bill 7 (More Beds, Better Care Act), which impacts patients who are clinically determined as ready for discharge and are awaiting placement in their preferred long-term care home. A patient who is waiting in hospital for an alternate level of care...

Ron Joyce Childrens’ Health Centre
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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre awarded top performer as Green Hospital of the Year

In recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship and greening its internal health care practices, the Ron Joyce Childrens’ Health Centre (RJCHC) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) received this year’s Green Health Care Award for Green Hospital of the Year from the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. The award was presented based on data...

Israel and Gila Hollo
Stories

Family grateful for paramedic angels who provided end of life care at home

You might think of paramedics as people who race to the scene of a trauma such as a car crash, provide emergency care onsite, and then rush patients to the nearest hospital with sirens blaring. While paramedics do this, paramedics in the region can also support end-of-life care for patients with a life-limiting illness at...

Black and white portrait of patient Danny Prosic, seated
Stories

Well-oiled cancer care ‘machine’ gives Hamilton man quality of life

Spotlight on Danny Prosic, liver cancer patient “The human body is like a machine, but it’s far more intricate,” says Prosic, 63. “And machines don’t have feelings. It’s really hard living with such serious, ongoing health issues and I’m grateful for the way I’ve been treated by the doctors, nurses and staff at Hamilton Health...

Black and white photo of Sharon Walker, leukemia and breast cancer survivor, sitting in an armchair
Stories

Leukemia diagnosis blindsides breast cancer survivor

Spotlight on Sharon Walker, acute myeloid leukemia patient In early 2021, Walker started feeling exhausted, lost her appetite and developed unexplained bruising. Tests at her local hospital in Halton led to a new cancer diagnosis – this time for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the...

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Fever phobia? Here’s what you need to know about kids and fevers

Fevers can be scary for parents. It is usually a sign that your child’s body is fighting an infection. A temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher indicates a fever, but it’s important to focus on your child’s comfort, not the number on the thermometer. You might wonder how high is too high? Is it better...

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Health Tips

Returning to school with rainbow rolls

It’s that time of year again where parents, guardians and children alike are readjusting to the back-to-school routine. Planning and packing lunches and snacks are part of that, and this rainbow rolls sandwich recipe is a great option for families looking to incorporate nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals into daily routines. Getting all food groups in...

Tracy Akitt holding a doll to demonstrate tips for vaccinating young children
Health Tips

Vaccine preparation for children 6 months to 4 years old

 Edited video transcript My name is Tracy Akitt. I’m a child life specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Today I wanted to talk to you about having children under five years old immunized. Recently, the COVID vaccine became available for children four and under and it’s important that we share a few tips on how...

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Our People

Screeners inspired to start a career in health care

Through the pandemic, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) screeners created a welcoming environment and played an integral role in keeping our hospitals running smoothly and lessening the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “It’s an extremely rewarding line of work, and you can make a real difference.” As the first point of contact, these frontline workers set...

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Volunteers are back at HHS! Meet three people happy to be returning in-person

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) we’re fortunate to have more than 1,300 volunteers supporting our patients, their families and our staff. They’re an essential part of what we do. Some volunteer programs have continued to run in a modified way during the pandemic while others have had to stop completely. Everyone is eager to return...

Our People

#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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Digital Health , Stories

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...

The stroke rehabilitation team from B2 North in Hamilton General Hospital.
Digital Health

Embracing technology at any age: Meet the HHS B2North stroke rehab team

Anyone who thinks that some older adults are intimidated by new, leading-edge technology hasn’t met the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) stroke rehabilitation team from Hamilton General Hospital’s B2North unit. “Our longtime team members weren’t born and raised using computers and the Internet…” — Keisha Jack, HHS clinical manager This team from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre...

A message from
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Message from Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Burlington Region Hospitals

In response to province-wide health system capacity constraints, the Government of Ontario has passed Bill 7 (More Beds, Better Care Act), which impacts patients who are clinically determined as ready for discharge and are awaiting placement in their preferred long-term care home. A patient who is waiting in hospital for an alternate level of care...

Ron Joyce Childrens’ Health Centre
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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre awarded top performer as Green Hospital of the Year

In recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship and greening its internal health care practices, the Ron Joyce Childrens’ Health Centre (RJCHC) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) received this year’s Green Health Care Award for Green Hospital of the Year from the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. The award was presented based on data...

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Media Room

Update on hospital pressures

Service impacts and high wait times continue at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) due to high patient volumes, healthcare worker shortages and a shortage of available community resources to support patients who no longer need our specialized care. HHS also has one of the highest number of patients arriving by ambulance in Ontario and we are...

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