On October 8, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Christian Dubé, took part in the inauguration of the new Integrated Trauma Centre, built as part of a major modernization project at the Montréal Sacré-Cœur Hospital, in the presence of Mr. Bernard Pitre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montréal Sacré-Cœur Hospital Foundation, and Mr. Paul Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Sacré-Cœur Hospital Foundation.
This vast infrastructure project represented a total investment of $155 million. Our Foundation invested $12.4 million in the new wings above the Emergency Department, including $10 million for the ITC alone. The project involved the construction of a building with a total of 16,000 square metres of space, spread over four floors, for the entire project. In addition to the Integrated Trauma Centre, which includes the Intensive Care Unit on the second floor and research and teaching space on the first floor, the building also houses the Mother-Child Unit on the third floor and the Endoscopy Department in the basement.
Moreover, the Intensive Care Unit is also equipped with private rooms. The entire interdisciplinary team will be able to quickly integrate into a space that will make it possible to offer complex care while promoting the rehabilitation of users. The proximity of research and teaching spaces will also facilitate knowledge sharing and contribute to the effectiveness of care and services.
“Sacré-Cœur Hospital is a significant part of the hospital landscape in Montreal, and indeed in all of Quebec. This is why it was crucial to proceed with this major project. The inauguration of these new facilities marks an important step in our collective efforts to modernize our health care network, and I am delighted to celebrate this big day with you,” said the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Christian Dubé.