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London Health Sciences Centre

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Care system  Public
Phone  +1 519-685-8500
Province  Ontario
London Health Sciences Centre
Location  800 Commissioners Road East London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9
Address  800 Commissioners Rd E, London, ON N6A 5W9, Canada
Hours  Open today ยท Open 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hours

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London Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada's largest acute-care teaching hospitals and a major trauma centre in London, Ontario. It was formed in 1995 as a result of the merger of University Hospital and Victoria Hospital. In affiliation with the University of Western Ontario, it trains more than 1,800 medical and care professionals annually.


It operates two hospital facilities:

  • University Hospital
  • Victoria Hospital and Children's Hospital
  • Welcome birthing at the lhsc women s program birthing centre


    The Honourable Donald Alexander Macdonald, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, officially opened the London General Hospital in 1875. Its legacy as a teaching hospital dates from 1882, when the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Western Ontario was opened at St. James Street. In 1887, there were 60 students, too many for the original site, and a new building was constructed at Waterloo and York Streets.

    The biggest of changes came in 1921 after a new building was opened at South and Waterloo Street and in 1965 when the faculty moved to the university campus.

    The London General Training School for Nurses opened in 1883 with total of three students. It was the third nursing school opened in Canada. All students were living in the hospital until the Nurses' Residence was opened in 1905. In 1975, the nursing program was transferred to Fanshawe College.


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