Ministers Barrette and Fournier announce the installation of a positron emission tomography scanner at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, and launch the hospital’ expansion project
Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, and Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie, Government House Leader and MNA for Saint-Laurent, were at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal (HSCM) yesterday. During their visit, they announced that the project to relocate the nuclear medicine sector and install a positron emission tomography scanner (PET-CT). They also officially broke ground at the site, launching the expansion and modernisation of HSCM.
The new building will upgrade and integrate nuclear medicine activities in the medical imaging department. The PET-CT scanner will provide the best possible diagnostic services to the population served by the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, and ensure the best treatment plans are chosen for patients. The cost of the project is estimated at about $20 million, with $1.6 million coming from the hospital and $3 million from the HSC foundation.
Work on the hospital's expansion got underway yesterday. The project will enable the trauma centre and endoscopy department to increase their capacity. The new mother-and-child unit will also be able to better respond to the growing needs in perinatal care. The expansion will also include a mechanical room, education and research sectors, common areas, and intensive care spaces.
The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.
Photo credit: Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal