Located in a picturesque setting near the Niagara Escarpment in Hamilton, Chedoke opened in 1906 as a sanatorium for patients suffering from Tuberculosis. Much has changed since then, and today, Chedoke is home to a number of health care related specialty programs and services.
Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke site houses non-acute care programs in a campus setting on Hamilton's west mountain. A leading Prosthetics and Orthotics Department and several McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) outpatient services are located at Chedoke.
Chedoke continues to evolve and change to meet the health care needs of residents of Hamilton and the region. It has become a major support site for non-acute care programs and hospital administration.
Planning is well underway for the new McMaster Children's Hospital Wellington Site building. The new building will be home to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child and Youth Mental Health, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Programs, and Prosthetics and Orthotics, all currently located at Chedoke.
The new building will be located on Wellington Street, near Barton Street, across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre and Hamilton General Hospital. Construction is set to begin in 2014 with completion in 2016. It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Most of the rehabilitation and acquired brain injury services previously located in 14 different buildings across the city, including Chedoke, moved into the brand new Regional Rehabilitation Centre located at the Hamilton General site in September 2009. This consolidation into a new three-storey, 106,000 square foot building allows for better patient access to diagnostic imaging and other vital hospital resources that serve the rehabilitation and acquired brain injury patient population.
Regional Joint Assessment Program
The Regional Joint Assessment Program (RJAP), formerly located at the Chedoke site, is now located at Juravinski Hospital, as of July 2011. The RJAP is a centre of excellence that cares for adults of all ages who have bone and joint (hip and knee) pain and difficulty moving. For more information, please visit http://www.replacemyjoint.ca/