Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is the designated Host Hospital for the Base Hospital Program in the West Region of Ontario. To provide Regional Base Hospital services, HHS formed the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research (CPER) in 2009. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded Hamilton Health Sciences the privilege of providing Base Hospital services to the nine communities that make up the West Region of Ontario; County of Brant, Dufferin County, Guelph-Wellington, Haldimand County, City of Hamilton, Region of Niagara, Norfolk County, Six Nations and the Region of Waterloo.
The Hamilton Health Sciences website message from CEO Murray Martin accurately describes HHS as a family of hospitals who offer a complete range of acute and specialized health care services while priding themselves on helping people of all ages to access the care that they need when they need it the most (www.hhsc.ca). The Vision statement of HHS; the Best Care for All, encompasses the needed support of a Host Hospital to provide Base Hospital services to the EMS Providers, Paramedics and Citizens of our Region.