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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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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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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
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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
Tuesday
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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Calvin McKay, wearing the helmet developed at Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, beside his twin brother Pierce.
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A slam-dunk success for Calvin

Identical twins Calvin and Pierce McKay were born in May 2020 – the second and third babies for parents Catherine and Andrew. The Hamilton couple were elated to welcome not only one, but two happy, healthy children into the world during a time of uncertainty. “The thought of giving birth during a pandemic was stressful,...

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Continuing complex care during COVID

The force of her body hitting the floor awoke her. In 2019, Joan Hurst from Mount Hope fell out of bed in the middle of the night. When she tried to get up, she was overcome by weakness. “I couldn’t stand up, so I crawled to the phone and called my neighbour and her husband...

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HHS stem cell lab plays key role in groundbreaking gene therapy study

Canadian research team is the first to use gene therapy to treat patients with Fabry disease Outcomes of adult patients with Fabry disease could be dramatically improved thanks to a groundbreaking Canadian pilot study on gene therapy, with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Clinical Stem Cell Laboratory playing a key role. “This study – with multiple...

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Juravinski Hospital navigates COVID response

The E3 Medicine Unit saw Juravinski Hospital’s (JH) first COVID outbreak of the pandemic’s second wave. The outbreak began in early December and was declared over January, allowing the unit to continue normal operations and accept new patients. E3 manager Sue Anne McAlpine says the response to the outbreak was a group effort. “Infection Prevention...

Saint Peter's Hospital patient makes kissing gesture at dogs in a virtual pet therapy session
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Paws-itive virtual therapy

Since 2002, pet therapy has been a welcome event for palliative care patients at Hamilton Health Sciences’ St. Peter’s Hospital (SPH). They light up with a smile and enjoy the gentle distraction for a few minutes while their furry friends wag their tails and relish in the attention. But when the pandemic hit last March,...

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5 ways to make your mental health a priority

If you’re feeling isolated during the pandemic, you’re not alone. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Lisa Cecckin, a social worker in Hamilton Health Sciences’ West Niagara Mental Health clinic, shares some tips to improve your mental health. Step away from your screens Many of us are working from home during the pandemic. We’re on our...

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New Year’s Resolution: Body Acceptance

The year 2020 has not been easy. Restrictions and changes as a result of the pandemic have placed additional stresses on our mental health. In particular, social media has amplified body image concerns for many. Constant talk of weight loss and healthy eating can shake our body confidence and redirect our valuable energy to focus...

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New Year’s Resolution: Family Screen Time

The start of a new year is a good time to consider a plan on how to incorporate things that are important to us, such as a healthier lifestyle. Family-oriented new year’s resolutions are a great way for parents to role model and teach their children about family values, beliefs, and goals. Dr. Sheri Nsamenang,...

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Contest: Call for youth artwork

McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Child & Youth Mental Health Program invites community youth to submit artwork that captures themes of mental health, wellness, hope and support. Submit your artwork by March 14, 2021 for a chance to win one of five $100 prizes! Winning artwork that best captures these themes will appear in our Child and...

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Diagnostic imaging equipment at WLMH gets a new look

Having the right tools for the job is important in any line of work. In health care, diagnostic imaging (DI) tools are critical as they give clinicians an inside look at the problem they need to address. Access to DI equipment is always in demand to help address acute care needs and backlogs for procedures...

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Pre-screen for COVID-19 online before your visit

Pre-screen for COVID-19 from home and speed up the screening process at our sites.

Calvin McKay, wearing the helmet developed at Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, beside his twin brother Pierce.
Stories

A slam-dunk success for Calvin

Identical twins Calvin and Pierce McKay were born in May 2020 – the second and third babies for parents Catherine and Andrew. The Hamilton couple were elated to welcome not only one, but two happy, healthy children into the world during a time of uncertainty. “The thought of giving birth during a pandemic was stressful,...

A photo of Joan in her hospital bed
Stories

Continuing complex care during COVID

The force of her body hitting the floor awoke her. In 2019, Joan Hurst from Mount Hope fell out of bed in the middle of the night. When she tried to get up, she was overcome by weakness. “I couldn’t stand up, so I crawled to the phone and called my neighbour and her husband...

Dr. Ronan Foley in the HHS Clinical Stem Cell LaboratoryS
Stories

HHS stem cell lab plays key role in groundbreaking gene therapy study

Canadian research team is the first to use gene therapy to treat patients with Fabry disease Outcomes of adult patients with Fabry disease could be dramatically improved thanks to a groundbreaking Canadian pilot study on gene therapy, with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Clinical Stem Cell Laboratory playing a key role. “This study – with multiple...

Bosa Manojlovic standing outside the Juravinski Hospital
Our People

Introducing a sonographer

This profile is part of our Introducing MR Tech series to highlight the work of our diagnostic imaging unit. When Bosa Manojlovic was a student in the Mohawk College-McMaster University Medical Radiation Sciences collaborative program, she knew she wanted to work for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). “As a student, I always wanted an HHS placement...

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“The journey will not always be easy but it will be worth it.”

This year’s Black History Month is taking place in the midst of a pandemic. We posed a range of questions to some of our colleagues, including how COVID-19 is impacting their lives, how they’re celebrating Black History Month, who their role models are and what insights they would share with young Black people considering a...

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Introducing a virtual care manager

Telephone and video appointments weren’t options when Kara Langdon was a patient at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) nearly three years ago. Then along came COVID-19. Virtual care – including medical appointments by phone or video conferencing — has skyrocketed at HHS since last March. “We’ve seen a 1,500 per cent increase in the use of...

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