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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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Operating hours are closed View Hours
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
Sunday
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 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
Closed
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St. Peter’s Hospital

88 Maplewood Avenue Hamilton, ON L8M 1W9

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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Operating hours are closed View Hours
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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OHL player nearly dies on the ice

Ben Fanelli from Waterloo nearly died in 2009. While playing for the Kitchener Rangers, an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team, the 16-year-old was checked hard during a game and his head smashed into the boards. “I have no memory of the hit,” says Ben. “The ambulance took me to the local hospital before I was...

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A big ‘jump’ forward for kids with tumours

When Sophie received her cancer diagnosis, she was still full of energy, running and playing like nothing was wrong. But tumours were growing all over her tiny four-year old body. “She was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma,” recalls her dad, Robin. “She had tumours in 21 locations throughout her body.” During treatment for a cancer...

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HHS researchers discover ‘silent’ strokes are common after surgery

Hamilton Health Sciences researchers have discovered that covert – or ‘silent’ – strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and are linked to cognitive decline. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert stroke is...

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Supercrawl at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Supercrawl is returning to Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre! Join us for a free evening of fun and games including musical performances, crafts, face painting and more. This is an accessible event for the whole family. Date: Friday, September 13th, 2019 Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Location: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, 325 Wellington...

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Our People

Introducing… a behavioural health recreation therapist

Jean Riley is a recreation therapist at St. Peter’s Hospital. She has worked at Hamilton Health Sciences for 25 years, most recently in the behavioural health unit caring for patients with dementia. What does a recreation therapist do? All therapeutic recreation programs take place with the goal of finding non-pharmaceutical ways of reducing responsive behaviour....

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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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Is your garden soil dangerous?

If you’re a green thumb, you’ve probably learned to cope with the creepy crawlers that live in your garden beds: worms, beetles, grubs. But what about the bugs you can’t see? Believe it or not, there are microscopic germs in our soil that can turn a day in the garden in to a trip to...

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Water safety for kids

Swimming can provide hours of summer fun for the family. However, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death for Canadian children and happens quickly and silently. To protect your family, follow these pool and life jacket tips...

A boy in an orange shirt plays with bubbles
Updates

Supercrawl at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Supercrawl is returning to Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre! Join us for a free evening of fun and games including musical performances, crafts, face painting and more. This is an accessible event for the whole family. Date: Friday, September 13th, 2019 Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Location: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, 325 Wellington...

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Hamilton Health Team invited to accelerate integrated, patient-centered care

Today the Hamilton Health Team was invited by the Ministry of Health to move forward immediately in the process and submit a full application to create an Ontario Health Team (OHT). The team’s initial submission was selected among a group of over 150 other applicants from communities across Ontario. While still early in the process,...

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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

By: Rob MacIsaac, president and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Serious concerns are being raised in our community right now about the impact of hate, discrimination and bullying aimed at two spirit and LGBTQ+ people. While we are a healing organization, not a political one, we are part of this community. Many of the people who...

A photo of Ben Fanelli on the ice in his Kitchener Rangers jersey.
Stories

OHL player nearly dies on the ice

Ben Fanelli from Waterloo nearly died in 2009. While playing for the Kitchener Rangers, an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team, the 16-year-old was checked hard during a game and his head smashed into the boards. “I have no memory of the hit,” says Ben. “The ambulance took me to the local hospital before I was...

Sophie’s mom and aunt encourage her to drink her oral contrast beverage, which will help create a clear picture of her insides during the CT scan.
Stories

A big ‘jump’ forward for kids with tumours

When Sophie received her cancer diagnosis, she was still full of energy, running and playing like nothing was wrong. But tumours were growing all over her tiny four-year old body. “She was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma,” recalls her dad, Robin. “She had tumours in 21 locations throughout her body.” During treatment for a cancer...

stock photo of woman in hospital bed
Stories

HHS researchers discover ‘silent’ strokes are common after surgery

Hamilton Health Sciences researchers have discovered that covert – or ‘silent’ – strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and are linked to cognitive decline. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert stroke is...

A recreation therapist stands in portrait
Our People

Introducing… a behavioural health recreation therapist

Jean Riley is a recreation therapist at St. Peter’s Hospital. She has worked at Hamilton Health Sciences for 25 years, most recently in the behavioural health unit caring for patients with dementia. What does a recreation therapist do? All therapeutic recreation programs take place with the goal of finding non-pharmaceutical ways of reducing responsive behaviour....

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Our People

Introducing… a senior system administrator

When Jules Okoko came to Canada, he didn’t know anyone or have much money. Jules was a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo where he fled the Great African War at the turn of the century. After working in different jobs, mostly in labour, he went back to school to be a computer networking...

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Our People

Introducing… a surgical social worker

First days on the job can be a mixed bag of emotions. Some people arrive with a level of excitement only reserved for life’s major events. It’s not every day you start a new position, after all. Others may experience fear or nervousness. They don’t want to rock the boat or signal to their colleagues...

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