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699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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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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Impact Report 2023-2024

We’re excited to present our 2023-24 Impact Report, highlighting the outstanding dedication and contributions of our staff and physicians across our strategic pillars of patients, people, sustainability, and research and innovation. Last year, we focused on making patient care better, safer, and more equitable and inclusive. Thanks to investments from our hospital, the government, and...

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Research & Innovation

New, simple test detects rare fatal genetic heart condition

A team of international researchers including Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Jason Roberts has revealed a new, simple clinical test to detect calcium release deficiency syndrome (CRDS), a life-threatening genetic arrhythmia that causes dangerously fast heartbeats and can lead to severe complications such as sudden cardiac arrest and death. “We hope this test...

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Made-in-Hamilton app helps clinicians and researchers measure frailty

A new made-in-Hamilton app is helping researchers and health-care providers measure frailty and function in older adults. Frailty is a medical condition involving reduced function and health. When a person is frail, their body has less resilience to bounce back from illness. Physical inactivity, poor nutrition, social isolation and multiple medications can contribute to frailty....

Media Room

Update on tonsil and adenoid surgical pause

On Tuesday, June 4, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) paused scheduled tonsil and adenoid surgeries for patients aged 17 and under. Out of an abundance of caution, the program was paused after two pediatric patients died following discharge from tonsil and adenoid surgery at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH). One child passed away the day after their...

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Research & Innovation

New “prehabilitation” study could lead to better surgery recovery

Older patients having hip and knee replacements at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are being recruited for a national study to help determine if regular exercise, improved nutrition and better medication management in the weeks and months leading up to their surgery will help them recover faster, and get back sooner to the activities they love....

Researcher Dr. Courtney Kennedy demonstrates the Fit-Frailty app for a patient.
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Made-in-Hamilton app helps clinicians and researchers measure frailty

A new made-in-Hamilton app is helping researchers and health-care providers measure frailty and function in older adults. Frailty is a medical condition involving reduced function and health. When a person is frail, their body has less resilience to bounce back from illness. Physical inactivity, poor nutrition, social isolation and multiple medications can contribute to frailty....

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Activity-tracking technology could help older inpatients return home sooner

Research led by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) respirologist Dr. Mylinh Duong could prove that movement is the best medicine for frail, elderly patients recovering from illness in hospital. Duong is partnering with HHS patients for studies aimed at developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to get older patients moving during hospital stays. It’s a collaborative project...

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Celebrating leading-edge research and innovation

More than 360 members of the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) research community gathered to celebrate research, innovation and collaboration on May 9 at the 2024 HHS Research Building Bridges Symposium. This was the event’s second year, with the number of attendees almost doubling from last year. Participants ran the gamut from world-renowned HHS researchers to...

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React “FAST” to the signs of stroke

In Canada, someone has a stroke every nine minutes. Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age and occurs suddenly, often without warning. It's important to recognize the signs of stroke and act quickly to improve the chances of recovery.

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Health Tips

What is measles?

Hamilton Public Health Services and Brant County Health Unit are investigating exposures in Hamilton and Brantford related to a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Jacqueline Wong, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences McMaster Children’s Hospital, shares information to help keep you and your family safe. What is measles and how can I...

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Health Tips

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...

National Doctors' Day, May 1, 2024
Our People

Celebrating our doctors on Doctors’ Day

The word physician is an all-encompassing term for someone who advises, mentors, helps, innovates, provides solutions, comforts, researches, and provides best care for all. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) proudly recognizes the contributions of our doctors on this Doctors’ Day. One day is not sufficient to capture all of their invaluable contributions to our hospital, patients,...

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Our People

Saving lives and honouring patients through organ donation

The success of organ donation in Ontario not only relies on the efforts of many people who embrace organ donation as a social responsibility, but also on dedicated hospital teams, like those at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) who work collaboratively to make sure organs are available when needed. HHS works closely with the Trillium Gift...

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Meet Hank, Hamilton Health Sciences’ fluffiest employee

Pet therapy has been shown to support positive physical and mental health across hospitals for both patients and staff. That’s why the Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Volunteer Resources (VR) team wanted to recruit a furry “employee” to support staff across our hospitals. Meet Hank, a 105-pound gentle giant of a Newfoundland dog. Hank will start...

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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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...

Digital Health , Stories

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...

Head and shoulders photo of Dr. Jason Roberts
Research & Innovation

New, simple test detects rare fatal genetic heart condition

A team of international researchers including Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Jason Roberts has revealed a new, simple clinical test to detect calcium release deficiency syndrome (CRDS), a life-threatening genetic arrhythmia that causes dangerously fast heartbeats and can lead to severe complications such as sudden cardiac arrest and death. “We hope this test...

Researcher Dr. Courtney Kennedy demonstrates the Fit-Frailty app for a patient.
Research & Innovation , Stories

Made-in-Hamilton app helps clinicians and researchers measure frailty

A new made-in-Hamilton app is helping researchers and health-care providers measure frailty and function in older adults. Frailty is a medical condition involving reduced function and health. When a person is frail, their body has less resilience to bounce back from illness. Physical inactivity, poor nutrition, social isolation and multiple medications can contribute to frailty....

Photo of hands holding the hips area of a skeleton model
Research & Innovation

New “prehabilitation” study could lead to better surgery recovery

Older patients having hip and knee replacements at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are being recruited for a national study to help determine if regular exercise, improved nutrition and better medication management in the weeks and months leading up to their surgery will help them recover faster, and get back sooner to the activities they love....

Media Room

Impact Report 2023-2024

We’re excited to present our 2023-24 Impact Report, highlighting the outstanding dedication and contributions of our staff and physicians across our strategic pillars of patients, people, sustainability, and research and innovation. Last year, we focused on making patient care better, safer, and more equitable and inclusive. Thanks to investments from our hospital, the government, and...

Media Room

Update on tonsil and adenoid surgical pause

On Tuesday, June 4, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) paused scheduled tonsil and adenoid surgeries for patients aged 17 and under. Out of an abundance of caution, the program was paused after two pediatric patients died following discharge from tonsil and adenoid surgery at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH). One child passed away the day after their...

Media Room

Scheduled tonsil and adenoid surgical procedures paused at MCH

Updated June 7 Hamilton Health Sciences has paused scheduled tonsil and adenoid surgical procedures for patients under the age of 18 at McMaster Children’s Hospital, as of Tuesday June 4, 2024. HHS is pausing this program out of an abundance of caution, after two pediatric deaths following discharge from tonsil and/or adenoid surgery at McMaster...