The promise of a bright future
The Lachine Hospital is currently involved in a major modernization project. Dubbed HOP Lachine! – A hospital oriented towards patients, this project, which is being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) and the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI), aims to expand our community hospital and upgrade some units the historic building. Once completed, it will allow the hospital to maintain its high quality of care with modern facilities and individual rooms.
Patients and their families are at the heart of this transformation. In a series of Lean Design workshops, patient partners teamed up with health professionals, hospital staff and planners to rethink the way care services are provided and organized before designing the facilities.
The implementation scenario chosen was developed based on the two hypotheses put forward during the Lean workshops. It not only respects the five guiding principles of the project, but it is also consistent with the notice of recognition of clinical needs issued by the MSSS.
Given the scale of the expected work, the project will be divided into phases. At first, a new building will be constructed to house emergency, intensive care and day hospital services, as well as the medical, surgical and palliative care units.
Once the construction and the move are completed, upgrades will be carried out in the existing building, including the medical device reprocessing (MDR) unit, endoscopy suite, outpatient clinics and test centre.
* The Lean Design approach is based on continuous quality improvement, the development of employees and managers, and the simplification of processes and activities to make work organization more efficient.
At the heart of Lachine
Created in 1913 and integrated into the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in 2008, the Lachine Hospital offers general and specialized health services including bariatric surgery, outpatient dialysis and men’s health, in addition to being a regional centre of excellence in ophthalmology. The hospital has many diagnostic services and has recently added a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner specially adapted for claustrophobic and obese patients.
The Lachine Hospital is home to the Camille-Lefebvre Pavilion, renowned for its long-term care and long-term-respiratory care. With 134 single rooms, the centre offers a living environment for residents, while focusing on their autonomy.
Furthermore, our patients have direct access to highly specialized care delivered by the rest of the MUHC, one of the most innovative university health centres in North America.
Since 1976, the Lachine Hospital Foundation has been raising and managing funds for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and other hospital needs to maintain the high quality of care provided to patients.
The Foundation works closely with the hospital administration to target the most urgent needs, and over the years, every department has benefited from its donations. In 2017-2018, the Foundation will contribute approximately $300,000 to the hospital.
The Foundation is now preparing a major fundraising campaign in support of the HOP Lachine! modernization project.
For more information on the foundation's fundraising activities and how to support the hospital, please visit the Lachine Hospital Foundation.
Frequently asked questions
HOP Lachine! – A hospital oriented towards patients is the name given to the modernization project of the Lachine Hospital of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC).
This project aims to expand and upgrade the historic building so the hospital can maintain its high quality of care and offer patients modern facilities and individual rooms.
No. The Lachine Hospital will remain a community hospital centre offering clinical expertise in geriatrics, bariatric surgery, outpatient dialysis, men’s health and long-term respiratory care.
It was during the workshops that teams comprised of clinical and administrative staff, staff, patient patients, planners and project coordinators collaborated to define the functional plan of the hospital. To learn more about the workshops, visit the HOP Lachine site!
Modernizing a hospital is a golden opportunity to rethink ways of doing things. Before developing plans, it is important to consider ways of improving work organization to provide better service to patients. This is what Lean Design workshops allow us to do. In other words, these workshops provide an opportunity to envision together how to put patients and their families at the heart of care processes and improve their experience.