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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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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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“Not even for one minute”: No kids in hot cars

With another hot week ahead in Hamilton, local doctors and first responders are urging the public to ensure that no children are left alone in cars. “No child should ever be left alone in a car, not even for one minute,” says Dr. Anthony Crocco, chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster...

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Emergency department safety during COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in a worrisome side effect, and it has nothing to do with the symptoms of the disease. Emergency doctors in Hamilton and beyond have noted that many people are delaying emergency medical care because they’re afraid to visit the hospital. This is risky, and can result in serious health issues. “When you...

Dr. Tammy (Tamar) Packer
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Hamilton’s primary care team integral to HHS’ COVID response

Primary care and hospital care go hand-in-hand for delivering the best care to our community. For many people, an in-person visit to the family doctor is often the first touchpoint with the healthcare system. With COVID, the delivery of primary care services had to quickly adapt to support patients, the community and our hospitals. Hamilton’s...

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Global study finds women less likely to have heart disease – and die of it – than men

A study of more than 160,000 people in 21 countries found that women are less likely to have cardiovascular disease, and die of it, than men. It didn’t matter if women had, or didn’t have, a previous heart attack or stroke. It also didn’t matter where they lived around the world, nor their economic status....

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Headphone safety: prevent lasting damage to your ears

By Carol Pavey M.A., Reg. CASLPO, audiologist Are you wearing headphones while working from home? What about your kiddos while they tune into class time or watch videos online? Headphones can provide much needed privacy and focus, but they should be worn with caution. You only get one set of precious ears. How loud is...

Health Tips

Emergency department safety during COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in a worrisome side effect, and it has nothing to do with the symptoms of the disease. Emergency doctors in Hamilton and beyond have noted that many people are delaying emergency medical care because they’re afraid to visit the hospital. This is risky, and can result in serious health issues. “When you...

Women wearing headphone
Health Tips

Headphone safety: prevent lasting damage to your ears

By Carol Pavey M.A., Reg. CASLPO, audiologist Are you wearing headphones while working from home? What about your kiddos while they tune into class time or watch videos online? Headphones can provide much needed privacy and focus, but they should be worn with caution. You only get one set of precious ears. How loud is...

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Avoid risky behaviour during COVID-19

For many people, the sunny weather is a welcome distraction from COVID-19 cabin fever. But while some may be taking the opportunity to dig in to home improvement projects, or get outside for activities (while practicing physical distancing, of course), they can risk putting added strain on health care workers. This is causing particular concern...

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Global study finds women less likely to have heart disease – and die of it – than men

A study of more than 160,000 people in 21 countries found that women are less likely to have cardiovascular disease, and die of it, than men. It didn’t matter if women had, or didn’t have, a previous heart attack or stroke. It also didn’t matter where they lived around the world, nor their economic status....

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Procurement process to renew diagnostic and imaging equipment underway

Together with our managed equipment service (MES) partner, Siemens Healthineers Canada, Hamilton Health Sciences is starting the procurement process to renew almost 129 pieces of diagnostic and imaging equipment across our sites. This first phase of renewal accounts for approximately 25% of our current fleet of over 500 pieces of equipment. Within three years, half...

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#SignUpToSupport

May 1st is Doctors Day. Our docs have been working extra hard this year. Show them some extra love with a special #SignUpToSupport message for Doctors Day. Show your support to our frontline staff! Make a sign showing your support for healthcare workers. Snap a photo for social media using the hashtag #SignUpToSupport to share...

Stories

“Not even for one minute”: No kids in hot cars

With another hot week ahead in Hamilton, local doctors and first responders are urging the public to ensure that no children are left alone in cars. “No child should ever be left alone in a car, not even for one minute,” says Dr. Anthony Crocco, chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster...

Stories

Local organization helps staff pay it forward with a warm meal

We Feed The Need is making it their mission to lift the spirits and fill the bellies of Hamilton’s front-line. They work with top eateries to provide meals to healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers who are tirelessly caring, protecting and supporting the community during the pandemic. When We Feed The Need approached...

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Nursing strength is teamwork

Many of us picture nurses as the people who provide direct patient care: taking a blood pressure reading, changing bandages or inserting an IV. In truth, nursing covers a wide range of work, including research, leadership and education. All of these roles are essential, especially during a pandemic. Dolly Palin has been a nurse for...

Dr. Tammy (Tamar) Packer
Our People

Hamilton’s primary care team integral to HHS’ COVID response

Primary care and hospital care go hand-in-hand for delivering the best care to our community. For many people, an in-person visit to the family doctor is often the first touchpoint with the healthcare system. With COVID, the delivery of primary care services had to quickly adapt to support patients, the community and our hospitals. Hamilton’s...

Dolly Palin profile picture
Our People , Stories

Nursing strength is teamwork

Many of us picture nurses as the people who provide direct patient care: taking a blood pressure reading, changing bandages or inserting an IV. In truth, nursing covers a wide range of work, including research, leadership and education. All of these roles are essential, especially during a pandemic. Dolly Palin has been a nurse for...

Our People , Stories

Celebrating Doctor’s Day 2020

May 1 is Doctors’ Day in Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences takes this opportunity to celebrate the exceptional leadership our doctors bring to our hospital and the exemplary care they provide to our patients, families and community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our doctors have stepped up in countless ways, providing support, expertise and compassion to their...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 25
We remember Anita Issac, a long-time nurse at Chedoke hospital and assistant director of nursing for Hamilton Healt… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 25
“Our primary care and hospital care teams are committed to the best health and outcomes for our community,” Dr. Tam… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 25
To ensure the safety of patients and staff, our emergency departments have put a number of precautions in place. “… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 24
"The effort we put into caring for our patients fosters the type of doctor-patient relationship that is based on tr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…