Facts and stats

Caring for the body, mind and spirit since 1869

Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is one of the best academic health care organizations in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability.

St. Joseph’s acknowledges our important obligation to maintain excellence in care while continually improving quality, safety and financial practices.

St. Joseph’s is a Catholic health care organization, owned by the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the community. Our services are publicly funded. We are a partner in London’s academic health sciences community.

About St. Joseph's

  • A teaching and research-based health care organization 
  • Comprised of: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and 12 team and service locations across the region
  • Major roles in: day and short stay surgery, complex chronic disease management, specialized mental health care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, palliative care, long term care, and veterans care
  • Affiliated with Western University, St. Joseph’s provides learning experiences for students from colleges and universities around the world 

Lawson Health Research Institute - the research arm of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation - grants funds to advance patient care, comfort and innovation through donor support for equipment, environments and research not funded by governments. Donor resources do not support operations.

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2023/2024 operating budget: $589.8 million

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  • Ontario provincial funding: $395.4 million
  • Federal funding (Veterans Affairs Canada): $37.3 million
  • Other funding sources: $121.6 million

Facts and stats for the year-ended March 31, 2024

  • Existing inpatient beds: 1,019 (all sites)
  • Outpatient/outreach visits*: 794,091
  • Day/short stay surgeries: 22,916
  • Inpatient surgeries: 1,328
  • Urgent Care visits: 51,127
  • Employees: 4,773
  • Professional staff (Physicians, dentists): 318
  • Residents, clinical fellows and medical students: 870
  • Other health discipline students: 1,167 (all sites)
  • Volunteers: 771 (all sites)

*Includes visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of the care team.

Urgent Care Centre visits

St. Joseph's Hospital

Outpatient/outreach visits

St. Joseph’s Hospital continues to expand its role in day and short-stay surgery, ambulatory treatment and management of complex medical and chronic disease, illness prevention, research and education. Interdisciplinary teams provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care through our specialty programs, including urology, diabetes, rheumatology, pain management, osteoporosis, hand and upper limb, eye care, lung disease, ears, nose and throat, head and neck surgery, gastroenterology, breast care and more. A full range of diagnostic services, including leading-edge medical imaging and laboratory services, support the programs. Watch a three-part video about St. Joseph's Hospital to learn more.

  • Beds: 21
  • Inpatient surgeries: 1,328
  • Outpatient/outreach visits: 445,617*
  • Urgent Care Centre visits: 51,127

*Includes visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of the care team.

Parkwood Institute Finch Family Mental Health Care Building

Parkwood Institute Finch Family Mental Health Care Building offers specialized bed-based and community-based mental health care services for individuals with serious mental illness. Interdisciplinary teams provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services and strengthen community partnerships to help people regain independence in the place of their choice.

  • Beds: 156
  • Outpatient/outreach visits: 148,324*

*Includes visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of the care team.

Outpatient/outreach visits

Parkwood Institute Main Building

Outpatient/outreach visits

The programs located at Parkwood institute Main Building (including the Arthur J. Hobbins Building and the Western Counties Wing) offer complex care, rehabilitation, palliative care, specialized geriatric services and veterans care for inpatients and outpatients, and long-term care for veterans.

  • Existing beds: 360
  • Outpatient/outreach visits: 185,866*

*Includes visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of the care team.

Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care

Located in Elgin County, our Forensic Mental Health Care Program is devoted to caring for people with a mental illness who have also come into contact with the criminal justice system. A recovery philosophy of care promotes each individual’s journey of recovery towards community re-integration.

  • Beds: 88
  • Outpatient/Outreach Visits: 14,284*

*Includes visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other members of the care team.

Outpatient/outreach visits

Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care

Beds (St. Mary's and Marian Villa)
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Mount Hope provides short and long-term care for residents who are 18 years of age or older and who may be cognitively impaired, physically and/or mentally challenged, and/or suffer from chronic illness. A significant number of younger residents enjoy programs tailored to their needs.

  • Beds (St. Mary's and Marian Villa): 375


Lawson Health Research Institute is the research institute of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre. Lawson is one of the top ten hospital-based research institutes in Canada attracting over $123 million in research funding each year. Lawson researchers focus their efforts on the development of new knowledge that can be applied directly to patient care within the hospitals. At St. Joseph’s, Lawson investigators conduct research in specialized areas like medical imaging, chronic disease, microbiome and probiotics, diabetes, infectious diseases, mental health, cognitive vitality and brain health, and mobility and activity.

  • Lawson researchers**, support staff, volunteers, students and fellows - 2,338
  • Total research funding - $149,995,282 Million
  • Active St. Joseph's research projects - 773

**Total across St. Joseph's and London Health Sciences Centre

Total research funding
Active St. Joseph’s research projects

St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation

St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation raises funds to advance patient care, comfort and innovation through community giving. The Foundation contributes to specialized equipment, advances in care delivery, capital funds for hospital building projects, research initiatives and other urgent medical needs not supported by government funding. 

At the heart of the Foundation is a commitment to patient care, donor stewardship and volunteerism. We are proud to meet Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance. Learn more by visiting our Foundation.

  • Compassion Matters Here

    We care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit. 

    Dr. Michael Silverman