Redevelopment & Expansion Project

New Patient Tower Opening August 21, 2017

Phase 2 of the Redvelopment & Expansion Project is nearly complete. On August 21, 2017 we will officially open the new Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower.

The new seven storey state-of-art Patient Tower combines technology, open spaces, and a calming environment to encourage health and healing. It features:

  • A covered foot bridge connecting the parking garage with the Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower.
  • A new Emergency Department (ED)
  • 172 acute inpatient beds
  • 9 new Operating Rooms (OR) and a new post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU)
  • Expanded Diagnostic Imaging (DI) department and associated services
  • Expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services
  • Expanded Cancer Clinic
  • Expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Renovated Special Care Nursery, level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Expanded and modernized laboratory
  • 70 per cent single-patient rooms across the hospital

Programs, Services & Locations

Many Programs & Services will be relocating to the new Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower. Patients impacted by these moves will be notified in advance of opening day.

Detailed floor-level maps have been developed to help patients and visitors find their way. 

Continued Renovations

After the new Patient Tower opens, renovations to the existing will continue through 2018. Additional programs and services will be impacted.  Renovation information will be posted to individual program and service pages.  

For a complete listing, visit the A-Z Programs & Services directory. 

Latest Developments:

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 Burlington, Ontario: Joseph Brant Hospital and McMaster University have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for the design and construction of the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre (HMFHC).“We are proud to receive the LEED Gold certification,”...


Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016

The New Maternal and Child Unit - First Clinical Space to be Renovated In June, renovations began for the new Maternal and Child Unit (MACU) located on 2 East. This is the first clinical space that will reflect the look and feel of the finishes inside the patient tower. Upon completion in December 2016, the unit...


Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016

New Equipment Transforms the Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) As part of Phase 1 of the renovation of MDRD, three new washer disinfectors have been installed and are up and running! MDRD staff are thrilled to work with the new washers that have greater capacity for cleaning and processing clinical equipment....


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