Smooth move to Glen site for Royal Vic patients
The MUHC shut doors of the Royal Victoria Hospital on Sunday, but not before displacing 154 patients, some important and all the necessary equipment to the new Glen site. The move went off ahead of plan and without incident.
It was a big displacement as the largest hospital move in Canadian history. In fact, it takes a lot of planning. A trained moving company Health Care Relocations has been laying the groundwork for two years ahead of the process to ensure the operation goes off without any problem.
The move associated with the cooperation of Montreal police, as well as the work of 32 ambulances and several Medicars.
The entire operation cost a minimum of $10 million.
The move was completed after schedule in part because fewer patients were moved than the anticipated 220 to 250.
“We were able to give releases to patients who did not require hospitalization anymore so we were able to reduce our census for the transfer day,” said MUHC director of public affairs Richard Fahey.