The Glen Campus of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a $1.5B dollar teaching and research hospital, currently under construction, on the site of a former rail yard, about 4 kilometers West of Downtown Montreal. The new hospital is being built by a consortium composed of SNC Lavallin and Innisfree, via a public-private partnership (PPP). The consortium will own and manage the hospital for 30 years, after which time it is turned over to the MUHC.
The MUHC, affiliated with McGill University, is composed of five hospitals and an institute:
- Montreal Children’s Hospital
- Royal Victoria Hospital
- the Montreal Chest Institute
- Montreal Neurological Hospital
- Montreal General Hospital
- Lachine Hospital and Camille-Lefebvre Pavillon
The Glen Campus will be home to three of these units, the new Royal Victoria and Children’s Hospitals and the Montreal Chest Institute. The Glen Campus site will also host the new Shriners Hospital for Children (Canada), a hospital specializing in the treatment of children with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
The MUHC’s Glen Campus will employ about 8000 workers and will receive thousands of patients and visitors daily. The site will be accessed by mass transit (commuter train, Metro and buses), as well as by cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The hospital includes 2400 parking spaces. The MUHC website has a page with Frequently Asked Questions.
The MUHC has a three-part mission, according to their website:
Clinical Care: Their multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals provide tertiary and quaternary care to patients from across Quebec and elsewhere. They also provide primary and secondary care and trauma emergency services to adults and children in the Montreal region. The eight clinical missions of the MUHC are: Pediatric Medicine (The Montreal Children’s Hospital), Medicine, Surgery, Neurosciences, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Cancer Care, and Lachine & Camille Lefebvre.
Research: The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI MUHC) supports over 600 researchers and over 1,700 graduate and post-doctoral students and fellows devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research producing over 1,400 publications per year. Further, over 1,000 clinical research studies are conducted each year and in the 2009-10 fiscal year, RI MUHC researchers attracted more than $130 million in external funding.
Teaching: The MUHC is proud of the quality and rigour of its clinical and scientific training. Each year, close to 3,000 people train at the MUHC, including 825 medical and surgical residents, 1,075 nurses, 450 medical students and 525 allied-health students. Continuing education programs are also an integral part of providing the best patient care. All physicians at the MUHC are cross-appointed to the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.