The Lachine Hospital expansion project moves to the next phase

Press Release

Montréal – Gaétan Barrette, the Minister of Health and Social Services, and François Ouimet, the Member for Marquette, announced today that the business case for the Lachine Hospital redeployment project has been approved by the Gouvernement du Québec and that the execution phase can therefore begin. Preliminary work has already started and soil surveys have been conducted.

The project consists of the construction of a new pavilion that will house functional units, including the emergency room, intensive care, the medical day unit, the hospitalization, medical and surgery units, as well as palliative care. The 1st and 5th floors of the existing building will also be renovated in the scope of the project: the 1st floor will be refurbished to include the test centre and external clinics, while the endoscopy and medical device reprocessing units will be set up on the 5th floor.

Soil surveys are already being conducted ahead of the elaboration of the building design and the production of the plans and specifications for the new structure.


“The Lachine Hospital project has just taken an important step forward, of which we are very proud. This project is directly in line with recent government actions aimed at offering the best possible health care and social services infrastructures across Québec. Once completed, the upgrades will make it possible to optimize the operation of the hospital’s key sectors and better meet the needs of users and personnel.”

Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services

“The announcement that this project is becoming a reality is excellent news for people living in the electoral division of Marquette and the surrounding area. The advantages it will provide are manifold: in addition to correcting many problems related to the age of the building, which was built in 1939, it will, in particular, enhance clinical efficiency and care coordination when taking charge of users. This project is a concrete expression of the continuity of our hospital. It is the culmination of so many efforts over more than a decade of perseverance. I will keep track of the upcoming steps with great interest.”

François Ouimet, Member for Marquette

“This announcement confirms that the government is tuned in to the needs of users and that it is intent on supporting initiatives that respond to these needs with tangible solutions. The new pavilion and the planned renovations of existing facilities will make it possible to offer users better access and quality of care.”

Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security
and Minister responsible for the Montréal region  


  • Once the project is completed, the number of beds in care units will increase from 52 to 60,
    all in single-patient rooms. The number of beds in the palliative care unit will increase from 5 to 10, and those in the surgery unit from 5 to 16.
  • The budget needed to carry out the entire project is estimated at $95M. Construction is slated to begin in fall 2020 and expected to be completed in spring 2023.


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For information:          

Marie-Eve Morneau
Director of Communications of the Minister of Health and Social Services
418 266-7171 

Olivier Laniel
Political Officer of the Member for Marquette
514 634-9720

Marie-Ève Pelletier
Director of Communications and Press Secretary of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region   
418 691-2050