Hamilton hospitals to gradually resume scheduled care
After temporarily suspending non-emergent appointments and procedures in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have received approval from Ontario Health to begin gradually resuming scheduled care.
Both organizations are eager to move ahead with our respective plans, which represent phase one of a staged approach to resuming postponed care, starting with patients who have the most urgent needs. This gradual approach will enable us to remain flexible in our on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patients who are identified as having urgent needs will be contacted by their hospital or family doctor’s office to reschedule their appointment or procedure.
In the meantime, any patient who is concerned about their health status should contact their doctor or surgeon’s office for guidance. If a patient has serious symptoms, they should call 9-1-1 immediately. Hamilton’s emergency departments remain open and safe.
We appreciate the patience and support of our patients and community as we begin to resume some services at our hospitals.