Update on hospital capacity – December 28, 2023
Hamilton’s healthcare partners are asking for the community’s help in preventing the spread of respiratory illness this fall/winter season and preserving access to the city’s urgent care and emergency resources for those who need them most.
As part of this effort, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is sharing regular updates about hospital capacity, and links to stories/health tips to support our community this fall/winter season.
We want to thank everyone for their ongoing patience as our staff and physicians work hard to care for all patients.
Hospital activity – December 28
|Funded Occupancy Rates:
|Hamilton General Hospital
|Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
|McMaster Children’s Hospital
|West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
|ALC Patient Occupancy
|COVID+ Patients in ICU
|Active COVID Outbreaks
REMINDERS AND RESOURCES
- Not all kids with respiratory illnesses need to go to the emergency department. Unless your child is experiencing serious symptoms, talk to your family doctor or visit an urgent care centre. Please see these health tips and videos from our experts at MCH:
- Masking is strongly recommended for all visitors in all HHS buildings. Individuals should not visit patients if they feel unwell or have symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, or a new rash.
- Get your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible.
- Information about other healthcare options in our community: needadoc.ca
- To book an appointment at an urgent care centre: urgentcareontario.ca
- Wait times at Hamilton’s emergency departments: hamiltonemergencywaittimes.ca
- COVID-19 and influenza vaccines in Hamilton: hamilton.ca/covid and hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine
- To speak with a registered nurse 24/7: health811.ontario.ca/static/guest/home
- To find healthcare services and providers: greaterhamiltonhealthnetwork.ca