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About the St. Catharines Site

The St. Catharines Site opened its doors on time and on budget on March 24, 2013, opening a window on the future of healthcare in Canada.

A replacement facility for the former St. Catharines General and Ontario Street sites, the St. Catharines Site is the community hospital for residents of St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding communities, and includes Emergency Department and Urgent Care services in one place.

In addition, the site also introduces much-needed regional services to Niagara in a state-of-the-art building, providing residents across the peninsula access to care closer to home.

Comprehensive cancer care — including radiation therapy — is available for the first time in Niagara through the hospital’s Walker Family Cancer Centre. Patients with cardiac illness can now be assessed at the Heart Investigation Unit, which offers diagnostic and interventional care, including cardiac catheterization and stents. People with mental health needs have access to an 81,000 square foot Mental Health and Addictions Department where they can receive longer-term mental health care.

The St. Catharines Site is the kidney care hub for dialysis patients, supported by satellite units in Welland and Niagara Falls, and provides a new model of health services for women, babies and children.

At nearly one million square feet, the comprehensive acute care hospital is a showcase of state-of-the-art technology and patient-centred design features that set a new standard for Canadian hospitals, help medical professionals provide better care and allow patients to better enjoy their stay.

Services provided at the St. Catharines Site

  • Cardiology Services
  • Children’s Health
  • Critical Care Services
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency and Urgent Care
  • Kidney Care Program
  • Laboratory
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Ontario Breast Screening Clinic
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Pharmacy
  • Surgery
  • Walker Family Cancer Centre
  • Women’s and Babies Health

*This is not a full list of all services. Please contact our main switchboard at 905-378-4647 for more information.

FACTBOX: Some of the design features that make the St. Catharines Site so unique include:

  • The highest percentage of single-patient rooms in Ontario with 80% private rooms.
  • One of the only hospitals in the world to have a dedicated HVAC system, enabling the hospital to be split into two distinct air-handling zones for complete isolation in the event of a pandemic or other significant event — the independent section includes half of the Emergency Department, two Operating Suites, ICU and one inpatient unit, ensuring that regular operations can continue in the remainder of the hospital.
  • The largest wireless installation in a Canadian hospital. The Distributed Antenna System enables guaranteed wireless coverage throughout the building and allows physicians and medical staff to make the most of technological tools, such as computer tablets, to make diagnostic decisions more quickly and improve patient care.
  • The first Operating Suites in Canada to be lined with corian walls — a solid-surface material typically used in countertops — for improved infection prevention and control.
  • An unprecedented 1,400 hand-washing sinks and nearly as many alcohol hand-rub dispensers.
  • Patient-centred features include simplified way-finding throughout the building, extensive outdoor walking paths and gardens, natural light in every patient room, increased privacy with separate entrances for the community hospital, cancer centre and mental health units, and numerous lounge areas and quiet rooms throughout the facility for patients to spend time with family members and friends.

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1200 Fourth Ave
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 0A9

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