Some Hamilton area children have tested positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Symptoms are similar to the common cold but in some cases, the symptoms may be more severe.
McMaster Children’s Hospital has cared for some of these children. This does not affect our regular activities. All clinics and services continue to operate normally.
Please take a moment to view this video for more information about EV-D68.
McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada. MCH serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Founded in 1988, MCH has rapidly become a leader in pediatric evidence-based care, collaborative research and innovative leading-edge education. McMaster Children's Hospital is home to:
169 acute care beds
- 15 Medical beds
- 15 Surgical beds
- 12 Hematology/Oncology beds
- 12 Seasonal beds (operated November through May annually)
- 13 Intermediate Care beds
- 2 Electrophysiology monitoring beds (EMU)
- 46 Neonatal Intensive Care beds
- 14 Level II Nursery beds
- 12 Critical Care beds
- 22 Mental health beds
- 6 Eating Disorder program beds
6 Mental health day beds
4 Eating disorder day beds
The hospital is complete with 40 subspecialty clinics, a Children's Treatment Centre and one of the largest and most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada. Each year MCH has over 210,000 patient encounters in our subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards and operating rooms.
McMaster Children's Hospital recognizes that children's health needs are unique and that the development of optimum health in childhood can prevent other conditions of poor health later in life. MCH is home to the McMaster Children's Hospital Research Collaborative which is supported by the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation. Research holds the key to solving many of the physical and emotional challenges facing our children today.
McMaster Children's Hospital is part of the Hamilton Health Sciences' family of hospitals. MCH Serves a community of 2.3 million people from south central Ontario and beyond.