Who We Are
St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a major patient care, teaching and research centre.
Owned and operated by the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society, it is incorporated and governed by a volunteer board of directors from our community. With its founding organizations, St. Joseph’s has a distinguished legacy of services to London and Southwestern Ontario and to the veterans of Canada.
About St. Joseph's
- One of Ontario's 24 academic hospitals
- 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.
- Total facilities square footage: 3,217,223
- 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, provides student learning experiences for more than 2,000 people from colleges and universities around the world each year
2017/2018 Operating Expense: $475.3 million
Ontario provincial funding: $329.0 million
Federal funding (Veterans Affairs Canada): $25.9 million
Other funding sources: $120.4 million
Facts and Stats for the Year End March 31, 2017:
Physicians - primary appointments citywide: 1,224
Residents, clinical fellows and medical students citywide: 1,915
Other health care student placements (nursing, physiotherapy, psychology etc): 833
Inpatient beds (5 sites): 1,042
Outpatient/outreach visits: 944,424*
Day surgeries: 21,624
Urgent Care Centre visits: 41,592
St. Joseph’s Hospital:
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).
Average length of stay: 1.6 days
Day surgeries: 21,624
Outpatient/outreach visits: 477,668 *
Urgent Care Centre visits: 41,592
Parkwood Institute's Main Building
Parkwood institute's Main Building (including the Arthur J. Hobbins Building, Western Counties Wing and the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Centre) offers complex care, rehabilitation, palliative care, specialized geriatric services and veterans care for inpatients and outpatients, and long term care for veterans.
Average length of stay (exludes Western Counties Wing): 72 days
Outpatient/outreach visits: 267,990 *
Parkwood Institute's Mental Health Care Building
Parkwood Institute's Mental Health Care Building and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care offer 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.
Average length of stay: 79.6 days
Outpatient/outreach visits: 177,839 *
Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care
Average length of stay: 310 days
Outpatient/outreach visits: 20,927 *
* Outpatient and outreach visits include visits with physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care providers
Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care:
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): 394
Research and Education:
Lawson Health Research Institute is the research arm of St. Joseph’s Health Care, London and London Health Sciences Centre. Lawson is one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in Canada attracting more than $125 million in research funding each year. Lawson is recognized internationally for its research and clinical work, spanning the full continuum of human life. At St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Lawson investigators focus their research on such areas as diabetes, geriatric care, rehabilitation, probiotics and imaging. Advances derived from research are applied directly to patient care and are shared through its regional outreach programs (learn more about research and education).
The St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation:
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation raises funds to advance patient care, comfort and innovation through donor support for equipment, environments and research not funded via governments. Through generous support from the community, we can improve access to care, fund leading edge medical equipment, invest in groundbreaking research, and support programs that make the lives of patients and residents better. Donor resources do not support annual operations.
At the heart of St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation is a commitment to patient care, donor accountability and volunteerism. We are proud to continue meeting Imagine Canada’s Ethics Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code (learn more about the foundation).