The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital restoration project is officially underway. Quebec on Thursday authorized the modernization of the building. The eastern population of the island of Montreal could count 176 additional beds in the establishment at the end of the work, with a bill of $ 2.5 billion.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Health, Christian Dubey, along with the Minister in charge of the Metropolis and the Montreal area, live from the Chantal Rowley Hospital.
The first foundation stone of the project is expected to be laid in 2024, the health minister said.
To the east of the metropolis is a tremendous population growth. It is high time to provide a hospital territory that can meet the needs of the local people and provide an appropriate learning environment for doctors, nurses and professionals.
Christian Dubey, Minister of Health, in a press release
Areas of health care facilities will be rebuilt and the hospital expanded. The number of beds at HMR will increase from 544 to 720.
The hospital can now go directly to the development of its business case, which “modernizes the care environment and improves the hospital experience of patients more rapidly”, the Office of the Minister of Health assured in the same press release.
The business file is specifically tailored to plan design, work cost estimates, and site planning. This phase of the renovation of Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) has a budget of $ 94.2 million.
Works as project manager for the Society of Infrastructures (SQI). It works in collaboration with the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of Est-de-L-de-Montreal (CIUSSS) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
A project on the table for three years
The HMR restoration project is on the table from 2018 onwards. This was announced by then Health Minister Gothen Barrett.
The poor condition of the building has been worse for many years. Humidity problems in rooms were reported in 2016 and operating theaters were closed for a few days in late 2018 due to a lack of ventilation issues.
In August 2018, wire mesh was attached to the facade of the Hospital Mysonnov Pavilion. Weaknesses have been reported due to the age of the building, this measure should be taken to prevent loose pieces of concrete from coming out of the building. Structure, and falling to the ground.
In April 2020, CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal began construction of a new intermediate care unit with 30 new beds. At the time, the addition of 36 makeshift beds was in progress to meet needs in immuno-oncology.
After a while, In June 2020, health activists from Myzone-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) urged Prime Minister Franois Legalt to prioritize hospital reconstruction. “Kovid-19 was the last big fight for Mysonew-Rosemont. There were a lot of holes in the boat catching,” it was then confirmed. Tap DR Franకోois Marquis, Head of Intensive Care at HMR.