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McMaster Children’s Hospital

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McMaster Children’s Hospital has been providing care to children from across the region since 1988. Here, patients ranging in age from infancy to 17 receive care through a family-centred approach that accounts for the child’s emotional, mental and physical well-being.

The hospital is home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

Health Care at McMaster Children's Hospital

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Annual event helps parents honour a child who has died

There’s no grief quite like the loss of a child. Sadly, parents Karlee and Colin Boyce know that first hand....

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Fever phobia? Here’s what you need to know about kids and fevers

Fevers can be scary for parents. It is usually a sign that your child’s body is fighting an infection. A...

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Returning to school with rainbow rolls

It’s that time of year again where parents, guardians and children alike are readjusting to the back-to-school routine. Planning and...

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Vaccine preparation for children 6 months to 4 years old

 Edited video transcript My name is Tracy Akitt. I’m a child life specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Today I...

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Kidney disease treatment leads to a brighter future for 7-year-old Emmett

“It was a helpless and humbling experience to post on Facebook that my kid needed a kidney to stay alive,”...