- The construction of a new Emergency Department at the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) is intended to replace its current outdated infrastructure.
- The project will see the construction of a new 8300m² three-storey building including:
- 38 stretchers in cubicles;
- a 12-bed Short-term Hospitalization Unit in physical health;
- a 6-bed Short-term Intervention Unit in mental health.
- The new building will make include added:
- examination rooms;
- pre-triage and triage zones;
- medical imaging rooms;
- a 10-seat rapid assessment zone.
- Once completed, the new Emergency Department will be a modern, functional, and integrated space that maximizes the care and services provided and supports patients’ recovery.
As this is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Montréal, this important project will ensure we can better meet the needs of the West island community, which is steadily growing and aging.
The construction of a new Emergency Department will result in:
- increased clinical efficiency;
- improved coordination of care;
- reduced wait times and shorter hospital stays;
- modernized facilities that are safe and feature the latest in technology;
- the highest infection prevention and control standards.
In July 2023, Cabinet approved the project’s opportunity case and green-lighted the development of a business case, which is the step that precedes execution (that is, construction) of the project.
Preparation of the business case includes drafting detailed plans and specifications, estimating the required budget and resources, and planning the work to be carried out.
|Inclusion in the Plan québécois des infrastructures (PQI)
|Acceptance of the opportunity case (DO)
|Acceptance of the business case (DA)
|Start of construction work
|Completion of construction work
|Open to users
Until the New Emergency Department is Built...
Excellent news! The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) has authorized the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to acquire a modular building to house the Emergency Department temporarily. To learn more, click here.
The Montréal West Island CIUSSS, in collaboration with the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS), wants to keep its partners and the community informed throughout the project.
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Contact the team
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For any questions or comments concerning this project;
- To register to receive information concerning the construction work.
Public Information Session
A public information session will be held when the business case for the new Emergency Department has been approved by Cabinet.