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About West Lincoln Memorial Hospital 

  • WLMH has been providing exceptional care and service to the 65,000 residents of West Niagara since 1946 in its present location and facility.
  • 391 staff, 124 medical staff, 300 volunteers
  • On average each year:
    • more than 25,000 individuals visit the Emergency Department
    • over 2,900 patients are admitted to the hospital
    • care for over 1,000 babies and moms – the Maternal Child program is ranked as a top performer in provincial patient satisfaction surveys and 52 per cent of referrals are from outside West Niagara
    • perform over 3,700 surgeries of which over 80 per cent are outpatient
  • Fulfills a critical role in our local community and broader health system by:
    • alleviating pressures on large acute hospital emergency rooms through the provision of emergency service locally
    • shortening the length of stay in acute care hospitals by accepting transfers of patients once care requirements can be safely provided at WLMH
    • offering short-stay and outpatient surgical services to avoid over-utilization of acute care operating rooms needed to support specialty surgical programs
    • offering obstetrical and gynecological programs close to home for low risk mothers and babies
    • supporting local family health teams and community-based services
  • Unique in its focus on integrating primary care. Local and family physicians comprise our medical staff. These physicians work in our emergency department, operating rooms, and throughout all areas of the hospital. This model is setting the standard for ensuring true continuity of care for patients.
  • Supports the learning needs of medical students and allied health professionals 
  • The Niagara Campus of McMaster University Medical School identifies WLMH as the only location where rural medicine can be taught in Niagara. The Niagara campus is dependent on WLMH for a viable Family Residency Program.


West Lincoln Memorial Hospital • Grimsby, Ontario • 905-945-2253