Hamilton Health Sciences
Surgery, Oncology, Critical Care and Ambulatory Services

Vascular Access

Clinical Manager(s): 

Ari Collerman

Clinical Leader: Kris Paton

Address and Location:  

Juravinski Hospital                  Hamilton General Hospital          McMaster University Medical Center
711 Concession St.                 237 Barton St. E.                       1200 Main St. W
Hamilton, Ontario                    Hamilton, Ontario                       Hamilton, Ontario
L8V 1C3                                  L8L 2X2                                      L8S 0A1
905-521-2011                         905-521-2011                           905-521-2011 
x42196                                    x46213                                      x76262

Services Provided:

While in hospital, some patients may need to have a vascular access procedure and may require the services of the Vascular Access Team (VART).  A vascular access procedure involves the insertion of a flexible thin plastic tube, or catheter, into a blood vessel to provide an effective way of getting blood or delivering medications and nutrients into a patient's bloodstream.

The Vascular Access Team  is located at the Juravinski Hospital, the Hamilton General Hospital and McMaster University Medical Centre. Vascular Access services are provided to those patients with complex vascular access needs. The team members specialize in placing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC Lines) for patients who need a long-term vascular access device.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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