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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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...

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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...

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The lasting impacts of youth sexual assault

There are no grey areas when it comes to sexual assault. If you've experienced any form of sexual assault, it's important to seek help. Maddie, a sexual assault survivor, shares her story with us and what her road to recovery looks like.

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Working together to save kids’ lives, kilometres apart

When three-year-old Lucas Waring woke up feeling sick earlier this year, his mom Nikki thought it was the flu. However,...

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Cancer can’t sideline Chase

Chase from Cambridge was an active nine-year-old who was passionate about hitting home runs and scoring goals. Then he found himself unable to participate in sports because of a life-altering diagnosis.