Thirty million $ and twenty-two months later, the new urgency of the Alma hospital opens Tuesday. The Minister Gaetan Barrette is also on site in the afternoon to inaugurate the premises with several stakeholders in the hospital.
The expansion of the emergency and outpatient clinics began in August 2014. The construction lasted two and a half years, according to initial estimates. But the urgency may welcome the first patients after 22 months of work while external oncology clinics, minor surgery and day medicine upstairs of this new wing will be accessible to the public from May 28 The Ophthalmology Clinic will open for its 4 June.
Now, to get to the emergency, the population will have to borrow the dock at the left end of the Alma hospital. For this first day, staff and volunteers will be present to direct users to the urgency in the new premises.