Hamilton Sub-Region

Highlights

Compared to other HNHB LHIN sub-regions, the Hamilton sub-region has the:

  • Highest percentage of people satisfied with their health care (90%)
  • Highest percentage of alternate level of care days (18.5%)
  • Highest percentage of repeat unscheduled emergency department visits within 30 days for mental health conditions (21.2% and substance abuse conditions (38.2%)

Population: 551,751

  • 1.7% Report French as mother tongue
  • 1.8% Identify as Indigenous
  • 16.4% Age 65+
  • 7.1% Rural population

Health Services

6.0 Primary care physicians per 10,000 people

  • 326 Primary care physicians
  • 2 Family Health Teams
  • 10 Family Health Groups
  • 27 Family Health Organizations/Networks
  • 3 Community Health Centres
  • 1 Aboriginal Health Access Centre

44 Home and Community Care Service Providers*

  • 30 Community Support
  • 8 Supportive Housing
  • 11 Mental Health
  • 8 Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling
  • 2 Acquired Brain Injury
  • 1 Community Care Access Centre

2 Hospitals

  • 9 Sites

27 Long-Term Care Homes

  • 3,866 Beds
  • 91 Beds per 1,000 people age 75+

2 Hospices

1 Public Health Unit

Health System Performance

18.5%
Alternate level of care (ALC) days
62,569 days 
8,253
Emergency department (ED) visits for conditions best managed elsewhere
16 per 1,000 people
2,206
Hospitalizations for conditions that could be treated in ambulatory setting
per 1,000 people 
762
Average monthly number of patients waiting for long-term care 
21.2%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for mental health conditions
1,556 ED visits; 814 people
38.2%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for substance abuse conditions
1,462 ED visits; 425 people

Sources and Definitions

For details about the above information, including sources and definitions, please review the Glossary.

*This information reflects only HNHB LHIN-funded service providers therefore additional services and providers may exist within the sub-region.