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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:
   2010/2011  2009/2010 2008/2009
 Overall admissions
 23,391  22,172 21,971
 Births  4332  
 4261 4,297
 Day surgery visits  12,671  12,434 12,715
 Emergency visits
 58,596  58,878  57,445
 Ambulatory care visits  210,557  211,101  201,681
 
GRH has approximately 1584 support staff and 1410 nursing staff for a total of 2994. The hospital also has 513 credentialed staff, including physicians and 25 midwives.
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