Montreal’s new French-language superhospital preps for major patient transfer

A construction worker onsite of the new CHUM super hospital.
A construction worker onsite of the new CHUM super hospital.

Montreal’s new French-language superhospital is prepping for the first of three major patient transfers on Sunday.

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The vast operation will see patients moved from Saint-Luc Hospital to the newly-built Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, or CHUM.

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About 600 volunteers and medical professionals will be on hand to help with the move and a special passageway has been erected between the two institutions to facilitate the transfer.

Saint-Luc is the first of three hospitals to be incorporated into the new hospital.

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Hotel-Dieu’s transfer is scheduled for Nov. 5 and Notre-Dame’s for Nov. 26.

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Officials are urging Montrealers to avoid the emergency room at Saint-Luc in the lead-up to the transfer.

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