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

  • Jordan Ashton of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board
    Jordan Ashton: supporting education for patients in child and adolescent mental health
  • Dr Mohamed Husien Portrait
    Dr. Mohamed Husien: advancing exceptional surgical care for GRH’s cancer patients
  • Gail Shantz Portrait
    Gail Shantz: 45 years of compassionate care for Waterloo Region patients
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    Jennifer Sutherland: recovering from a stroke during pregnancy
  • Grand River Hospital annual community meeting

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    Shaping the future of health care in our region

    Meet the hospital’s new president and CEO and learn how Grand River Hospital is shaping the future of health care in our region.

    Inspired leadership, advancing exceptional care

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    From Ron Gagnon, GRH's President and CEO

    We are excited that Ron Gagnon has commenced his service as GRH's president and CEO.

    Read more about his intentions to work with the hospital community and partner health providers to ensure our health system is an active and energetic partner in our region’s growth and potential.

    Rolling up our sleeves to advance care

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    Making a difference for all patients

    When registered nurse Carla Sluser needed blood to treat a rare form of leukemia, her childbirth colleagues eagerly made a difference for her and other patients.

    Advancing education and research

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    Biomedical engineering students to benefit from new partnership

    GRH has partnered with University of Waterloo to bring biomedical engineering students to the hospital's biomedical program. They will receive hands-on industry experience to aid in developing new biomedical solutions.

    Supporting patients through cancer care

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    Orientation video to support new patients and families in cancer care

    Patients and families will benefit from a new orientation video, helping them to understand important points they need to know through cancer care.

    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.