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Grand River Hospital facts

Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals. GRH provides excellent patient-centred care to the over 500,000 residents of Waterloo Region and Wellington County.

Through innovation and collaboration, Grand River Hospital has become a leader in the provision of patient care programs for our community, within available resources.

Grand River Hospital’s role is to provide our community with health services within the following 15 clinical programs and services:
  • Cancer care;
  • Childbirth;
  • Children’s
  • Complex continuing care;
  • Critical care;
  • Emergency;
  • Laboratory medicine;
  • Medical imaging;
  • Medicine;
  • Mental health and addictions;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Renal care
  • Stroke; and
  • Surgery

Grand River Hospital provides these services at the Freeport Site, the Kitchener-Waterloo Site, and several satellite clinics throughout the region in partnership with community hospitals and other health service providers.

Some of our admissions and service volumes by fiscal year are as follows:
 Overall admissions
 Births  4,175  
 Day surgery visits  12,827  
 Emergency visits
 Ambulatory care visits  230,703  
GRH has approximately 1714 support staff, 417 registered practical nurses and 839 registered nurses for a total of 3100. The hospital also has 553 credentialed staff, including physicians and 29 midwives.
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