The construction project was completed in just four months, at a cost of nearly $ 19 million

The Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Deux-Montagnes, Benoit Charette, inaugurated, on behalf of the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, the new rapid hospitalization complex in Saint-Eustache.

Initiated at the end of September 2020, this project aims to provide the Saint-Eustache Hospital with a temporary, quick-assembly construction to add care beds, in particular due to the context of the pandemic which increases the needs.


Take a look at the
featured Local Savings
at the bottom of this page!

The complex welcomes its first patients from January 31. The temporary building is connected to the Saint-Eustache Hospital by a footbridge and includes all the infrastructure necessary for patient care. The new hospital complex includes 62 individual alcoves (rooms).

Patients who must undergo surgery and / or day surgery will be transferred to the complex, which will free up space and add hospital beds at the Saint-Eustache Hospital, with the aim to welcome customers with symptoms of COVID-19 more easily.

This is also a first step towards modernizing the hospital, a project that will materialize over the next few years. This major project includes the modernization of the emergency room, the construction of a new short-term care unit to make up for the current lack of beds and the redevelopment of the current care units.

“Carried out in the midst of a health emergency, the construction of this complex gives us the opportunity to improve the organization of care this winter. In the short term, it became necessary to put in place a quick solution. This project reflects our desire to be inspired by the best possible ideas to improve the health and social services network. »  said Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services

Benoît Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change and MP for Deux-Montagnes, also added: “I am very proud to underline the efforts that have been made, in a very short period of time, to improve care and services at Saint-Eustache Hospital. The result of this large-scale work will allow patients and healthcare teams to benefit from facilities of hospital quality, in a safe and suitable environment. The community will thus be able to benefit from the first structure of this kind in Quebec for hospitalization needs. »

The construction project was completed in just four months, at a cost of nearly $ 19 million and it should be noted that construction work on a similar project in Saint-Jérôme is continuing and that it will open in the coming weeks.