Breaking ground on the new nuclear medicine pavilion
The long awaited expansion process for the Saint-Eustache Hospital has finally started. On May 24th, the Member of Parliament for Deux-Montagnes, Benoit Charrette, on behalf of the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, announced the beginning of construction work at the Saint-Eustache Hospital to accommodate the new nuclear medicine unit.
The development of nuclear medicine at the Hôpital de Saint-Eustache is an important addition to the offer of care and local services for the population of the Laurentians region. This project will also provide the establishment with a brand-new pavilion on three levels, with a total area of just over 3,100 m2, replacing the modular ones located on the facade. The new construction will also make it possible to add clinical-administrative spaces. The calls for tenders for the construction were launched earlier this spring, and work is expected to continue until 2024.
“The expansion project at the Hôpital de Saint-Eustache in order to develop a nuclear medicine service is a fine example of an initiative aimed at providing modern local services adapted to the needs of Quebecers. Our government is proud to support projects like this one, which aim to provide facilities with modern infrastructure and equipment and to provide both patients and staff with larger, more functional and safer spaces. That’s what a more human and more efficient health network is.” said Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services
Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Minister responsible for the Fight against Racism and MNA for Deux-Montagnes added: “This project demonstrates our government’s firm desire to improve local care and services for the population. The new pavilion at Hôpital de Saint-Eustache will notably help to reduce the waiting time for nuclear medicine examinations, and I am very happy about it. I thank all the teams working on this highly anticipated project, and I look forward to seeing the results of the work. »
The total cost of the project is estimated at $28.8 million. It is funded to the tune of $26.4 million by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, $1.4 million by the Laurentides Integrated Health and Social Services Center, and the Saint-Eustache Hospital Foundation will contribute an amount of $1 million. The Laurentians region currently has only one nuclear medicine department, located at the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital. This expansion project will therefore make it possible to better meet the needs of the population of the territory. It should be noted that a major project, included in the 2022-2032 Québec Infrastructure Plan, is under study and aims to modernize and improve certain sectors of the Saint-Eustache Hospital.