CANADA 1-800-291-7750 | US/INTL. 1-855 328-3423

Effective Monday, June 27 our clinic will be By Appointment Only.
Please call 905-695-4909 to book a time, Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m. No referral is required to make an appointment.

Click here on How to Become a Patient.

Ongoing COVID Policies – at this time:
Only patients and their essential care partners will be allowed to enter the Hospital. We are continuing our masking policy where everyone must wear a mask while in the Hospital. We continue to review and adjust our pandemic guidelines as the situation changes, and in accordance with Public Heath advice.

Thank you for your understanding and commitment to the safety of our patients and staff.


Our 99% lifetime success rate for repairing primary inguinal hernias sets the gold standard.


Shouldice is the only hospital in the world exclusively designed and equipped to deliver ”The Shouldice Experience.“ From our estate-like setting to our dedicated staff and attentive patient care, everything at Shouldice has been carefully planned for your comfort and convenience.  People travel to Shouldice from every corner of the globe because they know they can trust us with their hernia repair. We offer a complete and holistic recovery program that promotes healing and encourages a rapid return to normal activities.

Dr. Edward Earle Shouldice and the original Shouldice Clinic
two women walking the grounds at Shouldice Hernia Hospital
Shouldice Surgeons


Shouldice Hospital is a great place to work. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented people and are focussed on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices, and are treated with respect.

Our current career opportunities are outlined below.


Our Mission
To deliver the world’s best surgical outcomes and patient experience in hernia treatment.

Our Vision
To continue to be the patient’s “provider of choice” in hernia treatment and be a global leader in hernia education and research.

Our Core Values
With an unwavering focus on our patients and commitment to our staff, the following values form the foundation of Shouldice Hospital’s operating culture.

We will exceed the expectations of our patients by delivering the best surgical outcome and highest quality patient experience.

We will adhere to the highest moral principles and standards of professionalism and ethics through our commitment to deal with patients and their families at all times with respect, honesty, confidentiality, transparency and trust.

We will deliver world-class care to our patients by providing a supportive, sensitive and empathetic environment at all times.


Shouldice Hospital is committed to supporting our health-care system by being accountable and transparent to its stakeholders. The following information is available in accordance with the applicable provisions of the "Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 ("Act").

Expense Reporting
We are required to post on our website the expenses of the President and members of the executive leadership team that report directly to the President.

Expenses for the following designated individuals are updated and posted twice a year, 60 days after the end of each reporting period.

Dr. E.B. Shouldice, Board Chair and President

John Hughes, Managing Director

We are required to post on our website attestation to our compliance with consultant reporting requirements, the prohibition of engaging lobbyist services using public funds, and Directives issued under the Act relating to expense claims.

Our annual attestation can be viewed here.


    7750 Bayview Avenue,
    Thornhill, Ontario,
    Canada L3T 4A3
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    Tel: 905-889-1125
    Fax: 905-889-4216
    Canada: 1-800-291-7750
    U.S./International: 1-855-328-3423


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