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Modernization of CHU Sainte-Justine

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What is the goal of the modernization project?

The Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) modernization project aims to provide CHU Sainte-Justine with the facilities required to meet the needs and expectations of mothers and children, in line with every component of its mission that is, specialized services, research, education, assessment of technologies and health promotion. 

The main objective is to provide patients and their families, healthcare professionals, students, teachers and researchers a living hospitalization and working environment that is modern and adapted to their needs while taking into account the impacts on the environment and the surrounding community. 

The modernization project entails two components, one involving the construction of new buildings and the second a modernizing program for existing buildings.

What will the modernization of current and future facilities comprise?

The modernization project entails two components, one involving the construction of new buildings and the second a modernizing program for existing buildings.  

The modernization of CHU Sainte-Justine’s is being carried out in several phases.  Some of these phases have been completed:

  • Expansion of Charles Bruneau Cancer Centre, inaugurated in October 2007;
  • Renovation of the neonatology unit, inaugurated in September 2009;
  • Upgrading of existing buildings for earthquake resistance phases I and II completed in 2008-2009;
  • Acquisition, modernization and upgrading of building located at 5757 Decelles Street, completed in 2006;
  • Relocation of Ronald McDonald House, completed in the fall of 2010;
  • Upgrading of existing buildings for earthquake resistance, phase III.

While others are ongoing or still forthcoming:

  • Construction of Special Care Unit (49,000 m²);
  • Construction of self-financed underground parking area (1,200 parking spaces) ;
  • Construction of Research Centre (27,500 m²);
  • Modernization of building located at 5757 Decelles St.;
  • Reorganization of premises in existing building.

What will become of existing buildings?

The modernization of existing buildings will be carried out over a period of two years, from 2016 to 2018, after the construction of new facilities.  

The two new buildings namely, the Special Care Unit and the Research Centre will be incorporated into the modernization project of CHU Sainte-Justine.  This project will provide for a modern and coherent framework.

What is the estimated cost of the project?

Costs for the project are estimated at $995 million.  This amount includes all construction-related costs, costs incurred by purchasing equipment, furniture and investments in technology, as well as costs related to contingency, management fees, inflation and taxes.  All costs are borne by contributions from the private and public sectors. 

The Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project is a collective investment undertaking to which donors have significantly contributed.  The moral and financial contribution of donors, volunteer workers and Grandir en santé (2002-2005) campaign cabinet members, were all essential to the project.

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