Hamilton General Hospital

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Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
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Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton General Hospital is located in Ontario
Hamilton General Hospital
Location in Ontario
LocationHamilton, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°15′43″N 79°51′17″W / 43.261944°N 79.854722°W / 43.261944; -79.854722Coordinates: 43°15′43″N 79°51′17″W / 43.261944°N 79.854722°W / 43.261944; -79.854722
Care systemMedicare (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
Hospital typeTeaching, Specialist
Affiliated universityMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine (McMaster University)
Emergency departmentLevel I Trauma Centre
HelipadTC LID: CPK3
ListsHospitals in Canada

The Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) is a major teaching hospital in Downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, located at the intersection of Barton Street East and Victoria Avenue North. It is operated by Hamilton Health Sciences and is formally affiliated with the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.

HGH is one of the largest cardiac surgical centres in Canada, performing over 1,600 open heart surgeries annually.[2] The hospital generated C$182,000,000 of research income in 2013, second to the University Health Network amongst research hospitals in Canada, and representing 14.8% of its income.[3]


Founded in 1848, the hospital became a part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 1996 when Hamilton General, Henderson General, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital and Chedoke Hospital merged. This union formed one of the largest teaching hospitals in Ontario, operating across four sites with approximately 8,000 employees and 1,000 physicians. Other hospitals soon followed.


The hospital is equipped with a rooftop helipad (TC LID: CPK3).[4] Hamilton General Hospital is a regional centre specializing in cardiac and vascular care, neuroscience, trauma and burn treatment, stroke and rehabilitation. It is home to the state-of-the-art Dofasco Heart Investigation Unit; one of the province’s few rooftop heliports; a Level 1 trauma centre and the second busiest burn unit in Ontario. Also located at the General site are the Regional Rehabilitation Centre and the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute.

The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute is a research centre located behind the Hamilton General Hospital.[5] It is home to more than 400 staff and researchers. The new building with 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) opened 11 March 2010.[5] At least 250 new jobs will be added to the local economy.[6] David Braley, for whom the institute is named, contributed $10-million towards the project.[7][8]


The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation raises funds for capital projects, equipment and research needs of Hamilton General Hospital.


  1. ^ "Infrastructure Ontario: Hamilton Health Sciences".
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2012-14 Department of Surgery" (PDF). McMaster University. McMaster University. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Canada's Top 40 Hospitals" (PDF). Research Infosource Inc. Research Infosource Inc. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 3 January 2019 to 0901Z 28 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b David Braley Cardiac Vascular and Stroke Research Institute
  6. ^ "Good Medicine: A $90-million health research centre set to rise on the edge of Hamilton's industrial heartland points the way to life after steel". Hamilton Spectator. 2007-05-09.
  7. ^ Hemsworth, Wade (2007-05-09). "'Our city's going to be strong.'". The Hamilton Spectator.
  8. ^ "Braley Has No Plans to Sell Lions After Buying Argos".

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