Health Sciences North

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Health Sciences North
Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN)
North East Local Health Integration Network
Health Sciences North is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Geography
Location41 Ramsey Lake Road, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates46°28′04″N 80°59′47″W / 46.4678°N 80.9964°W / 46.4678; -80.9964Coordinates: 46°28′04″N 80°59′47″W / 46.4678°N 80.9964°W / 46.4678; -80.9964
Organization
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityCambrian College,
Collège Boréal,
Lakehead University,
Laurentian University,
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentYes
HelipadTC LID: CSL8
Beds454
History
Founded1997
Links
Websitewww.hsnsudbury.ca
ListsHospitals in Canada
 
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Health Sciences North
Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN)
North East Local Health Integration Network
Health Sciences North is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Geography
Location41 Ramsey Lake Road, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates46°28′04″N 80°59′47″W / 46.4678°N 80.9964°W / 46.4678; -80.9964Coordinates: 46°28′04″N 80°59′47″W / 46.4678°N 80.9964°W / 46.4678; -80.9964
Organization
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityCambrian College,
Collège Boréal,
Lakehead University,
Laurentian University,
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentYes
HelipadTC LID: CSL8
Beds454
History
Founded1997
Links
Websitewww.hsnsudbury.ca
ListsHospitals in Canada

Health Sciences North (HSN) is a hospital located on 41 Ramsey Lake Road in the city of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It is the only trauma centre in Northern Ontario (else require transfer to trauma centres Southern or Eastern Ontario) and Manitoba (no trauma centre in that province).

The HSN, formerly the Sudbury Regional Hospital (SRH), was established in the 1990s as part of provincial health care restructuring program by the Mike Harris government. The city formerly had three community hospitals, Sudbury General (completed in 1950), Sudbury Memorial (completed in 1956), and Laurentian Hospital (completed in 1975), and one mental health and community service facility, Sudbury Algoma Hospital. The three hospitals officially amalgamated in 1997 into a single corporation, the Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH), but remained a multi-site facility. In November 2011, the SRH was renamed to "Health Sciences North" as the hospital has become more of an academic research centre as well as a hospital.

Services[edit]

Health Sciences North employs 3,700 people, 250 physicians and has 600 volunteers. In a typical year the hospital sees 220,000 outpatients, 61,000 people in the emergency department and admits 22,450 people.[1]

Services include:[2]

Abduction incident[edit]

On November 1, 2007, a Kirkland Lake woman, Brenda Batisse, abducted a newborn baby girl from the SRH's St. Joseph's Health Care Centre site shortly before 1 p.m. Batisse spent several hours in the hospital building, dressed as a nurse, before taking the baby and leaving the premises.

The hospital immediately went into lockdown. A provincewide AMBER Alert was issued, and all highways leading out of the city were roadblocked an hour after the incident. Batisse had already passed a roadblock location. She was subsequently arrested at her home in Kirkland Lake at 8:30 p.m.,[3] and the baby was returned to her mother unharmed.

Batisse, an Anishinaabe who had been physically, sexually and emotionally abused by several relatives throughout her childhood, had no prior criminal record and an extenuating mental health background — according to trial testimony, Batisse abducted the baby because her own pregnancy ended in a miscarriage shortly after she was physically assaulted in the summer of 2007, and she feared that her boyfriend would leave her if he found out.[4]

Batisse was eventually sentenced to five years in prison for the abduction.[5] On February 5, 2009, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that the sentence was not consistent with the principles established by the Supreme Court of Canada around the sentencing of First Nations offenders, and reduced her sentence from five to 2.5 years.[4]

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