The hidden face of Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur hospital was originally an establishment for patients suffering from tuberculosis. It has since developed expertise to treat the seriously ill. Expertise in pneumology, orthopaedics and obstetrics and gynaecology developed as the need arose.
Also, the fact that, since 1973, the hospital officially became a trauma reference centre has ensured that excellence, not only in the treatment of trauma, but also in many other specialities, is required to treat complex cases (road accidents, serious injuries, major work-related accidents, etc.)
What makes Sacré-Cœur hospital stand out:
- Global recognition for its research into sleep disorders, concussions, and asthma at work;
- Reference centre for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary illnesses;
- National reference for spinal cord injuries;
- Reference centre for western Quebec for cases of severe trauma (road accidents, trauma, serious injuries);
- Centre of excellence in cardiology and orthopedics for more complex surgeries;
- Centre of excellence in minimally intrusive bariatric surgery (with state-of-the-art techniques);
- Reference centre for illnesses (infection of flesh-eating bacteria, serious infections, etc.) requiring hyperbaric treatment;
- Global recognition for its unique treatment methods in child and geronto-psychiatry.