Founded in 1848 as the first hospital in Hamilton, Hamilton General Hospital is a leading healthcare provider for the entire South Central Ontario region. With state-of-the-art facilities, the General is recognized as a regional centre of excellence in cardiovascular care, neurosciences, trauma and burn treatment.
The Hamilton General has one of the province’s few Burn Units and an Integrated Stroke Unit caring for acute and rehabilitation patients. Patients who require open-heart surgery or cardiac catheterization are served by the General’s innovative and integrated approach to care.
The General is home to leading edge research, including the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute, the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) and the Henderson Research Centre focused on cardiovascular research. The 100,000-square-foot Regional Rehabilitation Centre, opened in September 2009, has 91 inpatient beds, providing care to stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, trauma, neurobehavioural and acquired brain injury patients.
Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2