Sacré-Cœur : a major university hospital

panoramique sacré coeurFor the past 50 years, Sacré-Cœur Hospital has been affiliated with the Université de Montréal (there are now six affiliated hospitals), making it a leading research and teaching facility in Quebec.

Sacré-Cœur is also one of the four main ambulatory care centres in Montreal.

25% of Quebec's population, or nearly 2 million people, are likely to be referred to it one day.

Sacré-Cœur receives more than 63,000 patients annually and its emergency room is among the busiest in the country.


A member of the large network of excellence in health care formed by the Université de Montréal and its affiliated institutions, the Montreal Sacré-Cœur Hospital is a facility of the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.


As a supra-regional centre, it has four strategic axes:

  • Trauma – Acute and critical care
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Respiratory health
  • Mental health

It also includes two cutting-edge sectors: tertiary orthopedics and bariatric surgery.



One of the first hospitals in Quebec

histoire sacré coeur

histoire sacré coeur

histoire sacré coeur

Montreal Sacré-Cœur Hospital was founded in 1898 by the Sœurs de la Providence. Initially, it welcomed the sickest and most destitute: tuberculosis patients, cancer patients, invalids; it was given the evocative name of "Hospital for the Incurable."

Devastated by a serious fire, the hospital was rebuilt in 1926 on Gouin Boulevard (in the current Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough) by the religious community. It then regained its original name, "Montreal Sacré-Cœur Hospital."

Sacré-Cœur is one of the oldest hospitals in Quebec.

The Integrated Trauma Centre (ITC)

Trauma is one of the areas of excellence of the Montreal Sacré-Cœur Hospital, which, with the ITC, has the largest tertiary university trauma centre in Montreal.

The ITC concept is unique in Canada and is the pride of Sacré-Cœur.



The ITC is more than 3,500 m² on two floors. It has 32 individual intensive care rooms, including 7 isolation rooms. It also has 4 research laboratories and 6 simulation and teaching laboratories. And the simulation centre will be an important asset in developing the expertise of all critical care providers.

Trauma at Sacré-Cœur is a large team. We're talking some 150 doctors, 500 nurses and 25 researchers, all working together in trauma. The fact that all the stakeholders are in the same place and work together will allow us to treat patients better, to innovate and even to save more lives.

The ITC brings together intensive care physicians, pharmacists, researchers, teachers, interns and other trauma professionals all in one place. The idea is to promote the sharing of information and expertise, and to take advantage of the strengths of each person in order to create a real synergy between the multidisciplinary teams.