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Children’s Emergency Department

If you think an infant or child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

At McMaster Children’s Hospital, our kids-only emergency department provides the most advanced care for infants, children and youth age 17 and under who have a serious illness or injury.  Our team is made up of healthcare professionals who are specially trained in pediatric emergency care.

Our Location

The McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

McMaster Children’s Hospital
1200 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3Z5

Care We Provide

The McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department is staffed by healthcare providers who are experts in pediatric emergency care. We assess and treat medical issues ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to life-threatening conditions. We treat patients with infections, difficulty breathing, injuries, mental health concerns, seizures, allergic reactions, tummy pain and many other conditions.

Our team is equipped to perform a wide range of procedures, such as:

  • Setting broken bones or dislocated joints
  • Stitching minor and major cuts
  • Sedation
  • Lifesaving procedures, such as intubation and resuscitation

We also provide our expertise to family doctors and other health centres in our region.

In the children’s emergency department, you may meet many different team members, including: emergency doctors and nurses, pharmacists, child life specialists, respiratory therapists, social workers, business clerks, and environmental aids.