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Message from Hamilton Health Sciences – Emergency Department Visits

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Message from Hamilton Health Sciences – Emergency Department Visits

The following message from Hamilton Health Sciences was emailed to all HWDSB elementary families on March 25, 2024. It shares information about where families should go when faced with a sudden injury or worsening illness. 

In addition to this message about visits to the emergency department, Hamilton Health Sciences has also created an information sheet. Print copies are being sent home with elementary students starting March 25 so they can be shared with families.

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hhs poster for emergency department visitsAt McMaster Children’s Hospital, we know it can be worrying when your child is sick.

That’s why we put together some information for parents and families about your options when it comes to health care for your kids.

Whether it’s the flu, RSV, COVID-19 or other illnesses, there are some key symptoms you want to watch for in your child.

Many illnesses can be managed at home. However, there may be situations where you need to visit a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or an urgent care centre. It’s also important to recognize the signs of when to come to the hospital.

Our emergency department operates on a triage system, where patients are seen based on the urgency and severity of their condition. Sometimes there may be a wait time for some patients. We are actively working on implementing strategies to see all children who need us as quickly as possible.

I hope you find the information page helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read it and for supporting our health-care teams.

Warmest wishes for family health,

Bruce Squires
President, McMaster Children’s Hospital

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Updated on Monday, March 25, 2024.
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