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

  • Laura Teutsch
    Laura Teutsch: supporting children's health through music therapy
  • A portrait of GRH laboratory technologist Deanna Boulton
    Deanna Boulton: bringing new tools to work in detecting infections
  • A portrait of medication reimbursement specialist Andrea Richards
    Andrea Richards: helping patients navigate their drug coverage
  • A portrait of Linda and Roderick Tobin
    Roderick Tobin: patience and determination in stroke recovery
  • Volunteers advancing exceptional care

    A donation of $200,000 from the Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association will help to buy an advanced new MRI scanner for Waterloo Region patients.

    A record contribution from the GRH Volunteer Association

    A record donation by the Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association will play a major role in bringing an advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to Waterloo Region. The association has donated $200,000 in net proceeds from its 2017 operations to Grand River Hospital Foundation for its MRI campaign. 

    Stronger support for mental health and addictions

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    New women's concurrent group provides unique support

    Women managing both a mental health concern as well as an addiction now have help from a new support group that’s started at Grand River Hospital, thanks to donor support from the community. 

    The women’s concurrent group brings women together to work through problems, learn about services that can help them and take steps in recovery. The group started early in 2018 as a pilot, supported by funding from Grand River Hospital Foundation through donations to the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women.

    Advancing care closer to home

    Tom Fulmer

    New pilot project brings appointments into the comfort of patients' homes

    Kitchener resident Tom Fulmer is among patients who have benefited from follow-up appointments for prostate cancer treatment from the comfort of their homes, thanks to a research and care partnership involving GRH, the Ontario Telemedicine Network and University of Waterloo. 

    The project has received funding from Grand River Hospital Foundation via the annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

    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.

    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.