HHS Urgent Care Centre

Spectator reporter Molly Hayes and myself spent the better part of a day at Hamilton Health Science’s Urgent Care Centre in west Hamilton. It’s where smart people go for medical care that isn’t an emergency, thus relieving the strain on emergency rooms and allowing everyone to get medical care in a more timely fashion. They deal with a wide range of maladies, from colds and flu to broken bones and ultrasound scans. You can check out Molly’s story here at http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4337365-medicine-on-main-street/. Here are some photos from our day. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Sonographer Linda Guralski does an ultrasound on patient Shae Demerling. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Sonographer Linda Guralski does an ultrasound on patient Shae Demerling. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines 7 month old Claire Power. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines 7 month old Claire Power. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines an x-ray of patient Shane Johnston's foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines an x-ray of patient Shane Johnston’s foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Claud Walker waits in an examination room to see the doctor. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Claud Walker waits in an examination room to see the doctor. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Jon Vingoe waits with daughter Isla in the waiting room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Jon Vingoe waits with daughter Isla in the waiting room. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy works in one of the triage areas, where patients are first assessed after arriving. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy works in one of the triage areas, where patients are first assessed after arriving. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. X-Ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich helps Nicole Power get daughter Claire, 7 months, into position for a chest x-ray. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. X-Ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich helps Nicole Power get daughter Claire, 7 months, into position for a chest x-ray. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Nicole Power holds daughter Claire, 7 months,  while x-ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich prepares the machine. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Nicole Power holds daughter Claire, 7 months, while x-ray and ultrasound technologist Mary Kolich prepares the machine. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer writes out a prescription. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer writes out a prescription. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer removes some wax from Julien Trudel's ear. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer removes some wax from Julien Trudel’s ear. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines Julien Trudel's ear while mom Shyla Anderson looks on. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines Julien Trudel’s ear while mom Shyla Anderson looks on. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shyla Anderson helps son Julien Trudel, 3, off with his sweater so the doctor can listen to his chest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shyla Anderson helps son Julien Trudel, 3, off with his sweater so the doctor can listen to his chest. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer checks Joy McGuire's back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer checks Joy McGuire’s back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Joy McGuire's back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Joy McGuire’s back. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Shane Johnston's foot, which he feared may be broken after dropping a chair on it last night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Dr. Massoud Jalayer examines patient Shane Johnston’s foot, which he feared may be broken after dropping a chair on it last night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy examines Shane Johnston's injured foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy examines Shane Johnston’s injured foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shane Johnston waits to get an x-ray of his foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Molly Hayes

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Shane Johnston waits to get an x-ray of his foot. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 - HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children's hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy takes Mike Pedersen's temperature and blood pressure. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, January 25,2014 – HHS Urgent Care Centre was created when Mac changed over to a children’s hospital, with the objective of dealing with urgent medical needs of patients in the west end of Hamilton. Triage nurse Laurie Hoy takes Mike Pedersen’s temperature and blood pressure. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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