|Welcome To McMaster Children's Hospital
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. Each year MCH has approximatley 180,000 visits to our subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards and operating rooms.
MCH is home to 157 acute care beds and 10 day beds, 40 subspecialty clinics, a Children's Treatment Centre and one of the largest and most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada. 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 part of Hamilton Health Sciences' family of hospitals. It is also home to the McMaster Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) led by McMaster Children's Hospital and McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences in conjunction with many key research partners.
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.
McMaster Children's Hospital Serves a community of 2.3 million people from south central Ontario and beyond. In fact, over 50% of our patients come from outside the Hamilton region.