McMaster Children’s Hospital is one of Canada’s leading pediatric health care facilities and is the regional referral centre for children who are seriously ill, injured or require specialized services in South-Central Ontario. More than 180,000 visits are made to the hospital throughout the year. Specialized services include 40 pediatric clinics, the province’s largest neonatal intensive care unit and the only pediatric trauma centre in the region. In addition, a range of specialized outpatient services operate at the Chedoke site, including autism, development pediatrics & rehabilitation, and mental health. It is also home to the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the internationally renowned Offord Centre for Child Studies.
McMaster Children's Hospital (Mac Kids) is:
- One of the largest pediatric health care facilities in Canada
- The regional referral centre for 2.3 million children and their families from the region
- Each year, there are more than 180,000 visits by children in need of our specialized care and expertise; more than 10% of inpatients are transfered from other hospitals
- The largest neonatal intensive care unit in Ontario
- A leader in developing research and treatment standards: the international cornerstone of autism care
- A world-renowned centre for research and treatment of childhood obesity
Mac Kids is sending out a heart-felt thank-you to its supporters after a successful McMaster Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend Celebration.
In this year’s new format, CHCH TV ran a 90-minute documentary about the hospital three times during the June 5/6 weekend, preceded on June 4 by live interviews with hospital patients, doctors and staff throughout the CHCH News day.
The impact of the Miracle Weekend is felt every day throughout McMaster Children’s Hospital, as donations support the costs to upgrade and purchase new medical equipment and fund programs that improve the lives of children across this region.