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The state-of-the-art St. Catharines Hospital opened in March 2013 and has been the catalyst for a number of significant improvements to patient care. The opening of the St. Catharines Hospital meant Niagara residents wouldn’t have to travel out of region for a number of treatments. New and enhanced regional programs were introduced, changing how care was delivered. Many remarkable successes have taken place since the St. Catharines Hospital opened. 

Among them:

  • The Walker Family Cancer Centre has brought care closer to home for thousands of Niagara residents since it opened in 2013.
  • Niagara residents have access to cardiac catheterization procedures and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) stent insertions without leaving the region since our new Heart Investigation Unit (HIU) opened in 2013.
  • Specialized mental health services not previously available in Niagara.
  • Specialized women’s, babies’ and children’s healthcare provided in a bright and spacious family-centred facility with state-of-the-art birthing suites, a special care nursery for newborns and a family apartment suite available for overnight stays.
  • Our recruitment efforts are attracting top physicians and care providers who want to work in state-of-the-art facilities using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • The building is one of the most advanced hospital designs in Canada when it comes to reducing the spread the infection.
  • Consolidation of the services provided in St. Catharines supports modern practices, greater teamwork and learning among providers, which leads to better outcomes.
  • Opportunities to incorporate leading medical and technological advances into our practices and develop greater areas of medical expertise in specialty areas.
  • Greater educational focus due to enhanced academic partnerships with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Brock University and Niagara College.

In addition, due to the size of the Intensive Care Unit, we were able to create a new Critical Care Response Team, which represents a major innovation in patient safety. A dedicated critical care nurse, physician, and other healthcare providers as required take their critical care expertise outside of the ICU and to the patient’s bedside (or wherever it is needed) 24/7. Early identification of a failing patient allows the team to either stabilize the patient on the ward or facilitate his/her early admission to the ICU. We are currently in the process of planning to expand this model to our Greater Niagara General and Welland sites.


1200 Fourth Ave
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 0A9

Services provided at the St. Catharines Site

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Children’s Health
  • Ontario Breast Screening Clinic

Transforming Our Hospitals

As we build a better connected hospital system, our community will have access to enhanced programs, including centres of excellence in:

  • Women & Babies
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Kidney
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Complex Care
  • Stroke
  • Wellness and Aging
  • Eye Care

264 Welland Avenue, Partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • Withdrawal Management

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