St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton will provide complex care to those requiring the Medically Complex stream of care. The Complex Care Program is designed to meet the needs of adults over 18 years of age, who typically have multiple chronic or end-stage diagnoses.
Patients admitted to our Complex Care Program will fall generally within one of the following four cohorts: chronic assisted ventilator support, dialysis dependent, bariatric, or general medically complex. The latter can include patients with stroke, a degenerative neurological condition such as Parkinson’s disease, MS or ALS, or complex respiratory or kidney disease.
Our patients will have needs that require the comprehensive services provided by an interprofessional team, with a focus on optimizing physical, functional, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual health. Specific care components can include, but are not limited to, respiratory care, pain management, swallowing intervention, skin care, exercise and mobility, seating and positioning, activities of daily living, therapeutic use of leisure activities to enhance health and quality of life, communal worship for spiritual well-being, and discharge planning to support transitions to a community setting.
Bariatric Patient Profile
Dialysis Patient Profile
Other Medically Complex Patient Profile
Ventilator Dependent Patient Profile
Effective September 10, 2012:
For external patients applying to Complex Care at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, and / or Hamilton Health Sciences, please complete the following application along with a referral to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC and fax to Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC Placement Services at 905-639-6688.
Complex Care External Admission Application
External Letter of Understanding Complex Care
For patient applications internal to St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, please refer to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Complex Care Intranet page on MyStJoes for process steps and location of application forms.
If there are any questions regarding applications, waitlist, or process, please contact Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC Placement Services at 1-888-824-6069 and request to speak with a placement coordinator.