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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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Protecting babies from COVID

The COVID-19 Omicron variant is sweeping the globe, making the pandemic even more concerning for many people including new parents...

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Colourful murals at McMaster Children’s Hospital bring joy to hospital hallways

When Tracy Akitt, clinical leader of Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Child Life team, saw Vera Lluch painting the Harry Potter...

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“Eating disorders are now part of our history, and not our everyday life,” says mother of teen patient

Mind Over Matter: Inside the Shadow Pandemic of Pediatric Eating Disorders The pandemic has thrown many young people into crisis....

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“It’s no one’s fault”: Exploring the complexity of eating disorder diagnoses

Mind Over Matter: Inside the Shadow Pandemic of Pediatric Eating Disorders The pandemic has thrown many young people into crisis....

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Eating disorders team makes hospital feel like home

Mind Over Matter: Inside the Shadow Pandemic of Pediatric Eating Disorders The pandemic has thrown many young people into crisis....