Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are NOT acceptable. When you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner a hospital approved mask will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Patients going for a procedure where they must remove the mask will be asked to keep it ready to be put back on once the procedure is completed.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.


The Surgical Program offers a comprehensive range of services spanning a wide continuum of care for surgical patients. Approximately 16,000 surgeries are performed each year in the specialty areas of neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, oral/dental surgery, ear nose and throat (ENT), thoracic, cardiac surgery, vascular, plastic surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology and general surgery. The hospital has a total of 17 operating room suites on the acute care site.

Acute Pain Service

The APS provides hospital patients with pain, symptom support and management, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by offering a wide variety of pain management techniques. Our goal is to improve patient comfort, recovery, and satisfaction.

Post Anesthetic Care Units

The Post Anesthetic Care Units, formerly known as our recovery rooms, are reflective of the operating room needs, with patient bay numbers matching the needs of the O.R.

Surgical In-Patient Units

There are four in-patient surgical units with a total of 117 surgical beds to care for patients post-operatively, as well as a separate endoscopy unit which performs over 8,000 endoscopic procedures per year including colonoscopy, gastroscopy and bronchoscopy.

Other Services

The program is also responsible for instrument reprocessing and medical photography, as well as the Blood Conservation Program and Acute Pain Management Service.

Department of General Surgery

There are eight General Surgeons at Health Sciences North with decades of combined surgical experience. They are proud to take care of the people of Greater Sudbury and the surrounding areas of North East Ontario.

Dr. John Snider (Chief of General Surgery)
Dr. Frederick Wright
Dr. Richard Benedict
Dr. Rachelle Paradis
Dr. Michele Brulé
Dr. Pankaj Bhatia
Dr. Antonio Caycedo
Dr. Jeffrey Shum

Neurosurgery Education & Outreach Network

Pre-Admission Clinic

The Pre-Admission Clinic provides pre-operative testing and screening for all patients who enter the hospital electively for surgery. The clinic sees approximately 1,200 patients per month.

Day Surgery Units

Day Surgery Units care for patients returning home post-operatively on the same day of surgery.

North East Joint Assessment Centre

The North East Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC) is a service offered by Health Sciences North.  It was established to reduce wait times for consultations and surgery for patients in the Northeast region who suffer from hip and or knee osteoarthritis and various shoulder pathologies.

NEJAC requires a referral from a Physician or a Nurse Practitioner (Click here to download the referral form).  NEJAC staff will contact the patient for a consultation with an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP).  All referrals are triaged based on the severity/acuity of the condition.  The APP will conduct a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment which will help guide the proposed treatment; whether it is surgical or non-surgical.  If it is determined that surgery is required, patients are given a choice between their preferred surgeon or the next-available.  If it is determined that surgery is not required, or the patient is not ready for surgery, then the APP will discuss a detailed plan of care involving the Family Physician or the Nurse Practitioner. 

There is no fee associated with NEJAC - it is covered by OHIP. 

Orthopedics Associate Offices
Telephone (705) 522-9101

The Orthopedic Surgeons at Health Sciences North are:
Dr. Patrick Allison 
Dr. Jordi Cisa
Dr. Ryan Hodgins
Dr. Eric Robinson
Dr. Kevan Saidi
Dr. Justin Todd
Dr. Stan Tubin
Dr. Susan Vokey

North East Joint Assessment Centre
2120 Regent St South,
Sudbury,ON P3E 3Z9


Telephone: (705) 675-4772              
Fax: (705) 522-2906