MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pride that Christian
Paire, Director General of the CHUM, in the presence of Jean Charest,
Premier of Québec, Michelle Courchesne, Minister responsible for
Government Administration and Chair of the Conseil du trésor and Yves
Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services, is today proceeding
with the launch of construction on the new CHUM. This effort is aimed
at promoting a world-class university hospital complex dedicated to
outstanding patient care that serves as a reference model for teaching,
research and health promotion.
The selected proponent, [CHUM] Collectif, submitted a project consistent
with our expectations and requirements, representing the best response
to needs of patients and their families. [CHUM] Collectif will be in
charge of the new hospital's design, construction and maintenance for
the next 30 years. The innovative concept presented by [CHUM] Collectif
makes the patient central to spatial organization.
An Operational Hospital by the Spring of 2016
By the spring of 2016, almost all clinical services will be provided
within the complex (patient rooms, operating rooms, medical imaging,
diagnostic and treatment services) for a fully functional hospital.
Additional ambulatory services, an amphitheatre, a library and clinical
and administrative offices will be added in a second phase to be
completed by the spring of 2019.
In Harmony With the Environment
The CHUM will be a community stakeholder in harmony and in keeping with
its environment. The institution is not only a key component of
Montreal's urban fabric, but is helping to redefine the surrounding
neighbourhood's identity. "The new CHUM will incorporate art, culture
and architecture inspired by the community's collective memory.
Cultural heritage is a core element of the experience offered to
visitors, staff and even passers-by," said Christian Paire. The steeple
of Église Saint-Sauveur will become an architectural icon and the
Maison Garth a historic artefact.
Excavation will start in March, when the façade of Église Saint-Sauveur
is deconstructed. In parallel, the Viger wing of the CHUM Research
Centre will be built over subsequent months, with completion set for
To monitor the progress of this work, please visit nouveauchum.com
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