Moves and transfers

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The new CHUM hospital officially opened its doors this October 8th and all tranfers were successfully completed. It gather under one roof the activities of Hôpital Notre-Dame, Hôpital Saint-Luc and Hôtel-Dieu.

The moving of the three CHUM hospitals to the new hospital was underway until November 26.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE TRANSFER?

Hôpital Saint-Luc has been closed permanently on October 8 to enable the final phase of construction of the new hospital. Its dismantling has begun and will take about 12 months.

Until the final phase of construction of the new hospital is completed, Hôtel-Dieu is hosting CHUM offices and external clinics such as cardiology, endocrinology, physiatry, UHRESS - hospital unit of research, learning and care on AIDS.

Hôpital Notre-Dame remains open. Clinical activities will resume gradually at the site under the CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

HOW DOES THE PATIENT TRANSFER HAS TAKEN PLACE

Command centres were set up at the old and new hospitals to direct team leaders, coordinate transfers, make final decisions and execute contingency plans.

Hôpital Saint-Luc - Transfer completed - Hospital closed

Hôtel-Dieu - Transfer completed - Emergency department closed

Hôpital Notre-Dame - Transfer completed

TRANFERS HIGHLIGHTS

Hôpital Saint-Luc - Transfer completed - Hospital closed
September 28 to October 8: move and preparation for patient transfer

  • The 113 patients have been transfered in complete safety within an interior corridor between the two hospitals under the good care of the care givers.
  • The transfer has started at 7 am and was completed by 10 h 15 am, for a total duration of 3 h 15.
  • The first patient to transfer in the new hospital was Mrs Fatima Radics, a new mom accompanied by her husband and her newly born daughter Ophélia. Mr Yvon Deschamps, as volunteer spokesperson for the Fondation du CHUM from 2009 until 2016, was pleased to welcome her with his wife Judi Richards.
  • The new hospital welcomed its first baby, Galil, at 12 h 30 by caesarean section. The baby boy weighed 2,374 kg at birth.

Hôtel-Dieu - Transfer completed - Emergency department closed
October 23 to November 5: move and preparation for patient transfer

  • Hotel-Dieu emergency department has closed definitivly at 5 am.
  • The transfer has started at 7 am and was completed by 10 h 10 am, for a total duration of 3 h 10.
  • 51 patients have been transfered, 50 in the new hospital and 1 to another health facility located near the patient's home and offering medical care in line with his condition. 
  • Transport was safely done by Urgences-Santé ambulances and Medicar vehicles under the supervision and good care of the care givers. Transportation to the new hospital followed an itinerary established in consultation with the Ville de Montréal and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
  • In average, one patient every 3 minutes was transferred and the transfer duration from one bed to the other varied from 20 to 22 minutes.
  • Most transferred patients came from the following sectors: cardiology, cardiac surgery, cystic fibrosis, internal medicine and intensive care. One patient from the Burn Unit was also transferred to the new hospital.

Hôpital Notre-Dame - Transfer completed
November 13 to 26: move and preparation for patient transfer

  • Hôpital Notre-Dame emergency department has closed at 5 am and reopened at midnight under the guidance of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.
  • The transfer has started at 7 am and was completed by 11 h 20 am, for a total duration of 4 h 20 minutes.
  • 110 patients have been transfered. Transport was safely done by Urgences-Santé ambulances (67) and Medicar vehicles (43) under the supervision and good care of the care givers. Transportation to the new hospital followed an itinerary established in consultation with the Ville de Montréal and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
  • In average, one patient every 3 minutes was transferred and the transfer duration from one bed to the other took about 20 minutes.
  • Most transferred patients came from the following sectors: gynecological oncology, hemato-oncology, neurology, neurovascular, neurosurgery, lung and kidney transplant, intensive care unit, replantation, thoracic surgery, psychiatry, ENT, plastic surgery.
  • More than 300 CHUM employees, physicians and volunteers were involved into the Hôpital Notre-Dame transfer.
  • At midnight on November 27, the Hôpital Notre-Dame has been ceded by the CHUM to the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, were activities will resume gradually.