Health Minister Christian Dubé at the MUHC: over $200 million to modernize Lachine Hospital

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) welcomed the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Christian Dubé, yesterday who announced more than $200 million in funding to completely modernize the Lachine Hospital that was built in 1913.

Dr. Pierre Gfeller and Mr. Christian Dubé
Dr. Pierre Gfeller, MUHC President and Executive Director and Mr. Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services

Dr. Pierre Gfeller, MUHC President and Executive Director, embraced this announcement that will serve to expand the community hospital and improve patient care.   "The project includes the construction of a brand new hospital wing with clinical services consolidating intensive care, operating room, re-sterilization, endoscopy as well as individual inpatient rooms. An upgrade of the old building, which houses ambulatory services, the cafeteria and the laboratory, is also part of the modernization project. "

For more information on this announcement, please refer to the official press release from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

For more information on the modernization project of the Lachine Hospital, please visit this page.

Visit to the Glen site in the morning

Earlier in the morning, Minister Dubé also visited the Glen site for a guided tour of the facilities with Dr. Pierre Gfeller and members of the senior management team.  More specifically, the Minister visited the MUHC laboratories located at the Research Institute, the Royal Victoria Hospital Intensive Care Unit, the Montreal Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Vaccination Clinic.

During these two visits, Minister Dubé took the time to exchange with staff members he met along the way and express his gratitude for their work, courage and dedication during the pandemic.


Following the visit, Mr. Peter Kruyt, Chairman of the MUHC Board of Directors, Dr Gfeller and senior leaders had the opportunity to meet with the Minister and address important dossiers for the MUHC; namely, the modernization projects of The Neuro and the Montreal General Hospital.