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Hamilton General Hospital

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Founded in 1848, Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) was the first hospital in Hamilton. It is home to a number of Hamilton Health Sciences’ key regional referral programs.

The cardiac and vascular program performs more heart surgeries and procedures than any other facility in the province.

The neurosciences and trauma program is a provincial leader in both volume and complexity of care provided.

The stroke program has pioneered an integrated approach to care, and the burn treatment program is one of only two in Ontario.

In addition to providing leading-edge care, HGH is strongly connected to its neighbourhood and supports outreach activities aimed at helping to enhance the quality of life in the surrounding community.

How to Get Here

From Toronto

  • Take Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to Highway 403 West (to Hamilton).
  • Exit the QEW at Main Street East. Follow Main Street eastbound to Victoria Avenue.
  • Turn left on Victoria Avenue.
  • The Hamilton General Hospital is located on Barton Street East, at the corner of Barton and Victoria. Parking can be accessed from Victoria Street.

From Niagara Region

  • Take Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW, towards Hamilton).
  • Exit the QEW at Nikola Tesla Boulevard (exit #90).
  • Turn left onto Wellington Street North.
  • Turn left onto Barton Street East.
  • The Hamilton General Hospital is located on Barton Street East between Victoria Avenue and Wellington Street. Parking can be accessed from Victoria Street.

From the Mountain

  • Take the Clairmount Access directly onto Victoria Avenue.
  • Proceed north on Victoria Avenue to Barton Street East.
  • The Hamilton General Hospital is located on Barton Street East, at the corner of Barton and Victoria. Parking can be accessed from Victoria Street.

Public Transit

The primary Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus route that services this area is the 2 – Barton, which stops at Barton at Victoria.
For information on Bus Routes and Schedules please visit https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps.

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