Building a better hospital for our kids
A conceptual view of the entrance of the new Montreal Children’s
The Montreal Children's Hospital is building a new home and plans are well
underway at the Glen site, located directly behind the Vendôme metro station
between Westmount and NDG. The Glen site of the McGill University Health
Centre (MUHC) will combine The Montreal Children's Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital,
the Montreal Chest Institute, the Cancer Centre and the Research
Institute of the MUHC at a single ultramodern site. It will also house the
Shriners' Hospital right next to The Montreal Children's Hospital.
Watch the progress! Cameras have been installed on the site and show a
continuous update on construction.
The services delivered at the new hospital will include:
State-of-the-art operating rooms for children
An emergency department that is twice as big as our current facility
A neonatal intensive care unit located next door to the birthing centre so that
sick newborns get the care they need a quickly as possible
The Centre for Innovative Medicine and the Centre for Translational Biology
Every detail of the new Montreal Children’s Hospital has been carefully thought
out. The goal: combine the latest principles in modern and environmental
hospital design while keeping esthetics, elegance and respect for local
residents in mind.
Patient needs paramount
Nobody really looks forward to a hospital appointment and even less to a
hospital stay. However, the new hospital is being built with our patients' and
families' needs in mind. We’re paying attention to simple details like making
waiting rooms are comfortable, and more technical details such as
state-of-the-art private rooms that make the most of natural outdoor light.
We pledge to build a children's hospital where patients receive the most
advanced care and where medical research and teaching are integrated into all
our activities. We consider our values - caring, collaboration, support,
innovation, passion and family-focused care – to be our most priceless
commodity and each and every person who works at The Children’s will
instinctively and effortlessly transport these values to our new facility.
Our commitment to family-centred care will be reflected throughout the new
facility. Patients and families will enjoy fully-equipped single patient rooms.
All in-patient units will have family lounges.
The high-tech areas and most ambulatory areas will be in separate buildings
allowing for less mixing of in-patients and out-patients. The new design will
favour more intimate waiting areas. In addition, as much as possible, care will
come to the children rather than making families travel throughout the hospital
to access different services. We are committed to providing ‘the right care, in
the right place, at the right time, by the right team.’
The new hospital will foster even greater interprofessional team work as all
clinical and administrative staff will be clustered in care centres on each
unit. Work stations will be located outside every two patient rooms bringing
staff closer to the bedside. Everything has been designed to facilitate
improved interaction and communication between the patient, family and staff.
Side by side with our partners
The MUHC has just unveiled the full colour architectural
rendering of the future Glen site. The Montreal Children’s Hospital will be
located on the right.
The Children's will share the Glen site with the Royal Victoria Hospital, one
of the MUHC's adult hospitals, and the new Shriners Hospital for Children,
Canada. This close proximity will be beneficial in many ways; it will allow our
healthcare professionals in both pediatrics and adult care to work more closely
together, and to share information, findings and treatment plans. It also
allows us to share very scarce and expensive equipment for adult and pediatric
treatment when appropriate, decreasing the expense to the ministry of health.
Even more important, our young patients will be able to make a seamless
transition from pediatric care to adult care, a major benefit to young adults
who may be uneasy or worried about moving to a new hospital, meeting with a new
doctor and getting used to a new health team.
With the healthcare teams at The Children's and the adult hospital working side
by side, the move to adult care will be much easier for many patients.
A special place reserved for pediatric care
The new Montreal Children's Hospital is taking shape based on the needs of its
young patients. Private rooms with comfortable areas for families will help
contain infections, while parents will have a space to keep their children
company both day and night. Joyful colours and comforting materials will help
reduce the stress of being in the hospital, and special resources, such as a
modern and spacious family resource centre and playrooms will be made available
to patients and families.
Learn more about The new Montreal Children’s Hospital site:
Mother and child care under one roof [+]
Plans for new family resource centre highlight importance of patient- and
family-centered care [+]
New plans for pediatric Cardiac Diagnostic Centre aim to increase efficiency
and centralize services [+]
Cutting-edge design makes for cutting edge Emergency Departments at the Glen
An architectural drawing of the MUHC Glen site. The
Montreal Children’s Hospital will occupy Block A and Block B (left).
The Montreal Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in the fields of
cardiology, neurology, plastic surgery, G.I., ENT and many others. Our spirit
of innovation will continue and flourish at the Glen site particularly as we
inaugurate the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), a multi-purpose unit where
patients and their families can participate in clinical research, including
clinical trials. When in full operation, it will be the largest dedicated
academic clinical research centre in Canada.
Learn more about how MUHC and MCH researchers aim to work together at the Glen
to look at disease throughout lifespan.
The Best Care for Children campaign
A key partner, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is making a
substantial contribution to the project by raising 100 million dollars
through The Best Care for Children Campaign, chaired by Marc A. Courtois.
The mission of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is to support
excellence in care at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University
Health Centre. The Foundation meets this objective by contributing to the
advancement of teaching and research, and by purchasing cutting-edge medical
equipment. Learn more about the campaign here
Learn more about the MUHC