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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…

Come work with us!

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is currently hiring a contract obstetrician and gynecologist! Read the posting, share the posting. If you know anyone, please let them know about this exciting opportunity! Obstetrician/Gynecologist – Apply here.

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….

A message to the WLMH community

Last year, we started this message off by noting how remarkable a year 2020 was. It’s safe to say that 2021 has followed a similar path. Over the past 12 months, our teams across Hamilton Health Sciences, including those at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH), have continued to demonstrate resilience, dedication, and courage serving patients…

COVID Outbreak: Temporary redirect of obstetrics starting December 14

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks on C-Ward and ICU at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH), obstetrical services will be temporarily redirected to Niagara Health, starting Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 am. The earliest the outbreaks can be declared over is December 26, pending no new cases are confirmed in connection with these outbreaks….

Q&A: Leadership lessons learned

For the last four-plus years, Cindy MacDonald has been the Director of Community Programs and Site Administrator at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She recently announced her retirement which is set for the end of December 2021. She graciously (and humbly) agreed to sit down for a Rapid Fire Q&A session to share some of insights…

“Perfect time” to get screened

New WLMH mammography machine up and running The latest upgrade to diagnostic services at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) is new state-of-the-art mammography equipment that provides routine 2D mammography as well as 3D imaging, also called tomosynthesis. Mammography technologists at WLMH started using the new machine — a GE model called…

WLMH welcomes Dr. Mosher, OBGYN

For Dr. Andrea Mosher, coming to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a bit of a homecoming. “This opportunity at WLMH is somewhat full circle for me,” said Dr. Mosher, WLMH’s newest obstetrician and gynecologist. “I grew up in Niagara Falls, did my undergrad at Queens University, went to medical school in Calgary, and took my…

Obstetrics services resuming October 5

Obstetrics services at WLMH will resume starting October 5, supporting deliveries from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. Outside of these hours of operation, women in labour or requiring assessment will be redirected to deliver at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health (NH). This is the same model that was in place prior to the…

“Exciting part of the development process”

Work continues on rebuild project The Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued at the very end of June, meaning the three teams vying for the project have all of the requirements needed to complete their bids. For the redevelopment team which has been working furiously throughout the planning phases to get this project over the…

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