COVID-19 Update: OR & L&D

The pressure within Ontario and on our hospital due to COVID-19 is escalating rapidly. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) continues to create capacity for critical care and to ensure that the team members with the specialized skills and expertise required to care for the sickest patients are available and supported. Read the list of temporary actions […]

Ontario Invests $15 Million to Support the Redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

New State-of-the-Art Replacement Hospital in Grimsby will Improve Access to Quality Health Care NEWSFebruary 2, 2021 GRIMSBY – As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, the Ontario government is making an additional investment of over $15 million to support the planning and design of the new Hamilton Health Sciences – West […]

Fundraising for new WLMH gets big boost

When building new health care infrastructure in Ontario, hospitals are required to raise 30 per cent of the total project cost, which includes 10 per cent of construction cost and 100 per cent of furniture, fixtures and equipment. This fundraising effort is referred to as the “local share.” Infrastructure Ontario is pegging the WLMH rebuild […]

COVID-19 outbreak: Obstetrics update

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak on C-Ward at WLMH, obstetrics services will be temporarily redirected to Niagara Health, starting Friday, January 29 at 3 pm. This redirect is anticipated to be in place for two weeks. With C-Ward closed to new admissions, the site has lost 50 per cent of its bed capacity. […]

Welcome baby Colton!

Earlier this month, happy parents Connie and Mark Sandercock welcomed their second baby into the world! Baby Colton was the first baby born at WLMH in 2021. Here’s the full story! Convert to PDFPrint page

UPDATE: Obstetrics services resume January 12

Following up from this post in November, obstetrics services at WLMH will resume next week, starting January 12, from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. We can now confirm that outside of these hours, women in labour or requiring assessment will be redirected to deliver at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health (NH). This follows […]

Reflecting on a remarkable year

What a remarkable year 2020 has been. As a global pandemic took hold in the community, our team at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) has shown incredible resilience and dedication to keep the hospital open and our patients safe. Inside the hospital, we’ve invested heavily to upgrade the aging mechanical systems to make the building […]

HHS starting process to find build team for new WLMH

The redevelopment of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) is taking another step forward as Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences start the process to find a design-build team for the project. Issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) is the initial opportunity for prospective teams to express their interest in bidding for the construction contract. The […]

Services are coming back, baby!

This week, the initial plan to resume obstetrics services at WLMH was shared with site staff and physicians. Starting January 12, 2021, mothers in labour will be able to deliver their babies from Tuesday morning until Friday afternoon at WLMH. Births outside of these hours will be delivered at another nearby hospital. Those details are […]

We’re digging all the progress at the site!

You may have noticed a drilling rig on the WLMH property recently. “Geotechnical drilling” is a normal part of the process for infrastructure development. Essentially, the team is taking underground samples to get a sense of the soil type and bedrock depth. This will help when determining the best type of foundation for the building. […]