Visiting as a Patient or Guest

Mother and child visiting hospital

Thousands of people arrive at Grand River Hospital every day for medical procedures, testing, or to visit loved ones. Depending on your situation there's info to be aware of before you arrive.

GRH Updates

The people of Grand River Hospital

  • Eleanor Whitfield
    Eleanor Whitfield: helping patients find their way
  • Caroline Sandra 1 Edit
    Caroline and Sandra Dudzinski: choosing meaningful careers from volunteer experience
  • Donna Dubrick
    Donna Dubrick: supporting patients in day surgery
  • A photo of Jessie Elias
    Jessie Elias: making visits to GRH easier for patients and visitors
  • Retail pharmacy services with hospital expertise

    GRH pharmacists work in the Health Care Centre Pharmacy, providing their compassion and expertise to supporting patients and families.

    GRH re-opens Health Care Centre Pharmacy

    GRH's Health Care Centre Pharmacy has re-opened at the KW Campus following a major renovation. The pharmacy has nearly tripled its product availability, while continuing to provide expert care from the hospital's pharmacy team.

    Advancing exceptional care for newborns

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    GRH opens a donor milk bank for babies in the neonatal ICU

    GRH has become the first hospital in Waterloo Region to open a donor milk bank for babies in the facility's neonatal intensive care unit.

    Advancing exceptional care

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    GRH's annual community update

    Read our latest annual community report, and learn about how GRH, our partners and donors through Grand River Hospital Foundation are working together to strengthen exceptional health services in Waterloo Region.

    Giving to advance exceptional care

    Blood donations are vital for high quality surgery

    GRH becomes Canada's top hospital for blood donation

    Members of the GRH community rolled up their sleeves to make a record number of life-saving blood donations in 2017! 

    Blood is vital to care at GRH. Every year, more than 9,000 patients benefit from blood or blood products in our childbirth, children's, emergency, surgery, cancer and renal (kidney) programs.

    Advancing exceptional cancer care

    RFA in interventional radiology

    Bringing new cancer treatment procedures to Waterloo Region and Wellington County

    Patients in Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington with liver tumours now have access to a pair of advanced procedures providing life-saving care closer to home. Grand River Hospital is offering radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) at its KW Campus in Kitchener.

    Make a difference

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    Welcoming new volunteers to the GRH community

    Are you a student looking for experience? In your career with a few extra hours to give? Or newly retired and seeking to give back?

    Then join the more than 1,000 people who make a difference by volunteering at GRH.