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

  • GRH celebrates Therapeutic Recreation Therapy month!
  • A special gift 'fur' the holidays: How one GRH volunteer is giving to patients this holiday season
  • Coffee and samosas: how one family’s act of kindness became a holiday tradition
  • NICU nurse gives back for the holidays
  • Advancing exceptional care for children and families

    Mandy Bujold and Reid McIver with their daughter Kate

    Mandy and Kate Bujold and Redi McIver: having GRH's neonatal ICU in their corner

    Kate, the baby daughter of national champion boxer and Olympian Mandy Bujold and her husband Reid McIver, was eager to get into the boxing ring of life. Fortunately, the newest Bujold and her parents benefited from the care and support of GRH's neonatal intensive care unit.

    Inspired leadership, advancing exceptional care

    Ron Gagnon, GRH’s president and CEO

    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.

    Supporting patients through cancer care

    A photo of a man and a women interacting with one another

    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.

    Partnerships to support better care

    Dr Narayan Leat Student Patient Web

    Latest GRH and Waterloo partnership to focus on vision loss

    Grand River Hospital has partnered with the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS) to study the vision of patients currently in hospital at our Freeport Campus to better understand current levels of vision loss among this group. 

    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.

    Grand River Facts

    GRH has received full accreditation with commendation standing from Accreditation Canada following a review of nearly 2,600 patient care and safety criteria.