University Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | London, Canada

Hospital description

The Univeristy Hospital in London, Ontario is part of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and was founded in 1972. The hospital is affiliated to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is in turn affiliated to the University of Western Ontario, one of 30 educational bodies with which the LHSC is affiliated. The hospital is part of the public Medicare system, provides almost all of the major specialties and as one of six medical institutions in the LHSC, is part of the largest employing body in London.

The LHSC was formed in 1995 with the merger of University Hospital and Victoria Hospital. It is one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching facilities and it has a history stretching back over 135 years, which includes some pivotal medical breakthroughs. University Hospital itself opened in 1972 and quickly established a reputation for medical advances in fields such as neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, and transplantation. The reputation of the hospital for neurosurgey has attracted patients from around the world, mainly due to the pioneering work of Dr Charles Drake, who achieved international renown for inovative surgery for brain aneurysms.

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Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English/French
Funding Status Public

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