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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
Saturday
Closed
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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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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 closed 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
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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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A pediatric anesthesiologist prepares in the operating room.
Our People

Introducing… a pediatric anesthesiologist

As a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain doctor based at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), Dr. Deepa Kattail enjoys the unexpected. “The best part of my job is that no day is typical,” she says. “Two days a week, I provide anesthesia and pain management to children undergoing surgery ranging all the way...

Shelley Wikahymer on her bike
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Recovering from a cycling accident

Less than an hour into her bike ride, a car hit Shelley Wickenheiser from behind. She was drifting in and out of consciousness. She remembers thinking, No, this isn’t happening. It was a warm September Sunday in 2018. Shelley set off on what was supposed to be a two-hour bike ride. This is considered a...

Emergency Birth Simulation - doctor holding pretend baby
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ED team prepares for emergency birth with simulation

The emergency department at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) doesn’t deliver babies very often, and they have no obstetricians or pediatricians onsite. But that doesn’t mean HGH isn’t prepared in case of an emergency. Hamilton General Hospital’s emergency department (ED), in partnership with McMaster University Medical Centre’s obstetrics department and McMaster’s Centre for Simulation Based Learning...

Verna Ross reads a book in her hospital room.
Stories

A rare cardiac surgery

The teams at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) are world-renowned for innovation, especially when it comes to cardiac care. For some patients, this can mean the difference between life and death. For Verna Ross of Thunder Bay, the cardiac team’s willingness to think outside of the box gave her a new lease on life. It began...

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Survey: How can we better connect with you?

We're always looking for ways to better connect with our patients and families and provide access to valuable health information to improve the patient experience. We welcome your feedback about the type of communications you may be interested in.

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Health Tips

An Important Reminder: Book your Mammogram with the Ontario Breast Screening Program

By Dr. Terry Minuk, Regional Breast Imaging Lead, Regional Cancer Program   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am taking this opportunity to remind women to talk to their family doctor or nurse practitioner about getting checked for this disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women, with one in...

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Health Tips

Back to school with McMaster Children’s Hospital

Back to school can be a stressful time for parents and kids. Together with both school boards and the City of Hamilton, we've developed a downloadable booklet containing advice on a variety of topics like anxiety, vaccinations and allergies.

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Australia’s flu: What’s it have to do with you?

Dr. Jeff Pernica is an infectious disease specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences. There’s a lot of attention in the news right now about the flu season in Australia. Some are calling it the worst in years. Although this sounds scary, it’s important to understand what we can learn from Australia’s flu, and how we can...

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Updates

Survey: How can we better connect with you?

We're always looking for ways to better connect with our patients and families and provide access to valuable health information to improve the patient experience. We welcome your feedback about the type of communications you may be interested in.

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McMaster Children’s Hospital Families: You’re Invited!

You’re invited to a Halloween party! Spirit Halloween is generously donating a variety of new costumes for inpatients and outpatients and their siblings! We welcome you to come choose a costume and wear it as you spend the evening celebrating Halloween with us! Join us for: Pumpkin painting Magician Face painting Snacks Halloween crafts Music...

Rob MacIsaac accepts a glass award
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HHS honoured for ten years of organ donation leadership

For the tenth year in a row, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been recognized for its leadership in organ donation performance. Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) – the Ontario agency that facilitates organ donation and transplant– presented the hospital with two performance awards at a ceremony this week. HHS received the Provincial Conversion Rate...

Shelley Wikahymer on her bike
Stories

Recovering from a cycling accident

Less than an hour into her bike ride, a car hit Shelley Wickenheiser from behind. She was drifting in and out of consciousness. She remembers thinking, No, this isn’t happening. It was a warm September Sunday in 2018. Shelley set off on what was supposed to be a two-hour bike ride. This is considered a...

Emergency Birth Simulation - doctor holding pretend baby
Stories

ED team prepares for emergency birth with simulation

The emergency department at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) doesn’t deliver babies very often, and they have no obstetricians or pediatricians onsite. But that doesn’t mean HGH isn’t prepared in case of an emergency. Hamilton General Hospital’s emergency department (ED), in partnership with McMaster University Medical Centre’s obstetrics department and McMaster’s Centre for Simulation Based Learning...

Verna Ross reads a book in her hospital room.
Stories

A rare cardiac surgery

The teams at Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) are world-renowned for innovation, especially when it comes to cardiac care. For some patients, this can mean the difference between life and death. For Verna Ross of Thunder Bay, the cardiac team’s willingness to think outside of the box gave her a new lease on life. It began...

A pediatric anesthesiologist prepares in the operating room.
Our People

Introducing… a pediatric anesthesiologist

As a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain doctor based at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), Dr. Deepa Kattail enjoys the unexpected. “The best part of my job is that no day is typical,” she says. “Two days a week, I provide anesthesia and pain management to children undergoing surgery ranging all the way...

Elizabeth talks to a patient
Our People

Introducing a nurse navigator in the Breast Assessment Centre

Cancer diagnoses aren’t always black and white. Many people go through several steps to confirm they do, in fact have cancer. During that process, there may be additional tests to complete, appointments to attend, and decisions to make. Elizabeth Vandesompele is a welcome support along the way at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre’s (JHCC) Breast...

A research scientist cares for a patient in his office.
Our People

Introducing… a research scientist

Strokes have become the number one cause of long-term disability among Canadians. As our population gets older, it becomes more prevalent. As a research scientist, Dr. Ashkan Shoamanesh devotes most of his time to understanding the impact strokes have on people. Particularly those arising from bleeding in the brain. “Our team is trying to find...

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"Seeing my patients after they’ve had major surgery, walking in the hallways and ready to go home gives me motivati… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…