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Partnering with patients

Patient and family advisors across Hamilton Health Sciences are taking part in how care is designed and delivered.

Sharing progress with Councils

Hamilton Health Sciences leaders updated West Niagara and Regional Councils on progress toward rebuilding West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

‘It’s been a busy year’

WLMH marks anniversary of ground-breaking So much has happened since the end of last April when hospital and community members gathered at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) to break ground on the long-awaited new hospital. “It’s been a busy year,” said Kelly Campbell, vice-president corporate services and capital development at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). “From…

Photos: Tearing down, building up

If you’ve been by the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital site lately, you will probably notice that it doesn’t look quite the same anymore. Work continues to roll along at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital to prepare for construction on the new hospital. If you haven’t been by recently, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Workers are…

Obstetrics services resuming October 3

Program rebuilding includes return of WLMH Midwives The below is an abbreviated version of a staff and physician message shared on August 17, 2022 Starting October 3, the labour and delivery program will return to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) site, operating in a 24/7 model of care. This is the result of many months…

Creating Capacity for Construction

In the coming weeks, you may see WLMH staff and physicians making their way to the hospital on foot or via shuttle service. Some of the hospital’s parking lot space is needed to support the next phase of construction and arrangements have been made for staff and physicians to park off-site. Patients and visitors may…

Celebrating the WLMH CT’s scanniversary

It’s been a year since the team at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) provided its first computed tomography (CT) scan at the site. Getting to that historic day last June was more than a decade in the making. “What an amazing year we’ve had here in the CT department at West Lincoln,” said Mindy Chmielewski,…

WLMH key to HHS’ innovative surgical plan

Plan made possible through Surgical Innovation Fund Three Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) hospital sites are partnering to tackle wait times for certain spine, knee and eye day surgeries. These surgeries currently have wait times longer than the provincial targets. This plan, made possible through $450,000 from the province’s Surgical Innovation Fund, will help reduce wait…

New West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a done deal!

Now its time to build! Shovels are about to hit the ground on the new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH)! The Government of Ontario approved the start of construction to begin on the new Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) site following the closing of the project contract between EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) and HHS on April…

Surgeries, procedures resuming March 21

Birthing services to resume at WLMH on April 19 Please note the following update on the status of scheduled care and obstetrical services at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH). Scheduled Care Starting Monday, March 21, scheduled procedures and surgical activity will resume at WLMH. This follows the latest provincial directive which allows hospitals to reintroduce…

EllisDon Team Selected to Build New WLMH

HAMILTON, ON – EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) redevelopment project. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) selected EDIH after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in June 2021….

“One call does it all”

Multi-year overhaul of diagnostic imaging equipment benefits from MES agreement Change has been a consistent theme at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital over the past few years. From an equipment perspective, the diagnostic imaging (DI) service has arguably seen the greatest amount of change during this time period. With the operating room renovations in 2020 came…

COVID-19 Update: New outbreak declared

C-Ward, ICU outbreaks declared over Today, HHS Infection, Prevention and Control (IPAC), in consultation with Niagara Public Health, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on B Ward at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH). Less than five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak. Additional patient and staff point prevalence testing is underway….

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