Hamilton General Hospital is a regional centre of excellence specializing in cardiac and vascular care, neuroscience, trauma and burn treatment, stroke and rehabilitation. It is home to: the state-of-the-art Dofasco Heart Investigation Unit; one of the province’s few rooftop heliports; a leading trauma centre and the second busiest burn unit in Ontario. Also located at the General site is the new Regional Rehabilitation Centre and the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute.
On November 13, representatives from Dufferin Construction were on hand at Hamilton General Hospital to announce a major funding commitment to the hospital.
“This year Dufferin construction is celebrating 100 years in business,” said Wayne Lazzarato, Senior Vice-President, Dufferin Construction, speaking on behalf of the company. “Given our history in the region, we felt the best way to honour this milestone was by giving back to the communities in which we all work and live.”
June 5th will always hold special significance for Samantha Pickering. That is the date she almost died, but also the date she now marks with a trip to Hamilton General Hospital to deliver a donation cheque for the Trauma Program.
Following a tragic accident in 2011 that nearly claimed her life, the 23-year-old set her mind to raising funds in support of the Hospital – one bracelet at a time.
In the aftermath of a stroke we are all used to hearing that every second counts, but in this case, votes are what will make the difference. Through the Aviva Community Fund competition, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is seeking community support to secure $100,000 in funding to kick-start the Linking Survivors with Survivors program at Hamilton General Hospital.
As the bulldozer backed over him, the last thing Len Graat remembered before passing out was thinking he had to get his head and arms out of the way. As a Level 1 Trauma Centre serving 22 community hospitals throughout the region, Hamilton General Hospital sees patients with all manner and severity of injuries. Seldom however, do patients arrive with injuries so catastrophic that the ambulance requires a full police escort, let alone ones who survive to tell the tale.
Picture from L to R: Irene Jilderda, Bob Nigol, Sean McCraken and Frank Peter (sitting).
On June 19, Henderson Structured Settlements hosted their second annual "Making the Links” charity golf classic. The company, which works with coverage providers to structure insurance settlements and provide long-term income to injury victims, founded the tournament in 2011 in honour of their 30th anniversary with the purpose of bringing together Hamilton’s medical, legal and insurance communities.
While training on a rowing machine at the gym, Paul Legall felt a slight pain and tightness between his shoulder blades. At first, he did not think much of it, assuming it would eventually go away, but by the time he reached the locker room, the pain had worsened and spread to his chest.
The second annual Strides for The General walk/run will be taking place on September 22. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, which raised more than $75,000 in support of patient care initiatives at Hamilton General Hospital, we are pleased to announce some exciting changes to the format.
On March 8, representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 58 were on hand at Hamilton General Hospital to make a donation of $10,000 to The Foundation. This gift, made possible through the organization’s annual poppy drive, will support the $2-million campaign to cover the costs of adding a second MRI system at the Hospital.
Branch 58 has long been a strong supporter of health care throughout the region, donating nearly $150,000 to The Foundation since 1985.
January 27, 2011 started much the same as any other day for Denise, a senior tax compliance officer and mother of three. As she walked into work, however, the Ancaster native’s day would take a dramatic turn.
“All, of a sudden I got the most excruciating headache,” says Denise. “I had a history of migraines and thought I just needed to go home and sleep it off.”
Luckily for Denise, her boss, whose father had died of a brain aneurysm, recognised the pain might be more serious, and called 911.
Our exciting new signature event, Strides for The General, took place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. The 5km walk/run raised $85,000 in support of patient care, priority equipment purchases and research at Hamilton General Hospital. The General is your regional centre of excellence specializing in cardiac and vascular care, neuroscience, trauma and burn treatment, stroke and rehabilitation.
It wasn’t every day that Robert Dunford, a busy trial lawyer, made it out of the office at 5:00 p.m., but with his wedding just a few weeks away, he decided to head out for the day. Minutes after arriving home, the Oakville resident bent over to put his briefcase down when he felt a sudden ‘pop’ inside his skull that left him unable to see or feel his arms and legs.
When Shirley Rowe began having intense and unusual pain in her chest and right arm, she knew for sure it was her heart. The Mt. Hope resident and retired nurse of 30 years, who worked at two Toronto area hospitals, was already taking heart medications after an angiogram a few years earlier had revealed a narrowing of a main artery in her heart.
Patients across the region now have access to the recently opened, Cardiac Arrhythmia Unit and Electrophysiology Lab at Hamilton General Hospital. The $7.5-million facility, which treats and diagnoses patients with life-threatening heart rhythm disorders, was made possible thanks, in part, to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and the numerous donors, corporations and community partners, who provided financial support for the project.