As part of a webinar, presented by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vaudreuil-Soulanges, which took place on Friday, May 7th , the Integrated Health and Social Services Center of Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO) presented the progress in the project of the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital.
The main areas covered were the road network, technologies and sustainable development. The workforce, the integration into the community and of course, the start of construction.
The future construction, which will be added to the three hospitals, 12 CLSCs and 11 residential centers, will be truly at the cutting edge of technology. The project estimated at 1.7 billion dollars will have nothing to envy to the large hospitals of the metropolis.
Site preparation work is about to begin. In the coming weeks, it will be possible to see mechanical excavators on site. Vincent Veilleux, Director – Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital Project at CISSSMO confirms that the preparatory work will consist of decontamination of the service station site, demolition of a barn, creating access roads on the site, repairing the ditches, excavation and the construction of retention basins.
“Over the past few months, we’ve been working very hard to determine what type of work is needed, says Mr. Veilleux. They will begin this year. Our goal is to accommodate the flow of traffic that will be generated by the construction site. So, starting this year, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion will be carrying out various works on the road network near the hospital site.”
According to the leaders, the deadline will indeed be respected. Right now, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital will welcome its first patient in 2026. Until then, one thing will be crucial. Hiring staff. Still according to Vincent Veilleux, around 500 workers could come from abroad. So the international recruiting tools will have to convince several healthcare professionals to come and settle in the region. In the hiring plan, the CISSSMO also intends to meet with several adolescents to motivate them to enroll in a field related to health care.
Participating in the virtual meeting, the mayor of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Guy Pilon ensures that local businesses will be able to get their share of the pie. The economic benefits will be significant.
“The project is $ 1.7 billion, but it won’t end there. There will be companies here that will get contracts. There will be a lot of manpower behind the project. It will also bring families to settle in our region”, concludes Mayor Pilon.
Here are some services that will be available at the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital
- Renal replacement
- Mother-child center
- Child psychiatry
- Mental Health
- 11 surgery rooms
- 41 emergency stretchers
- 404 beds in total
- Medicine unit
- Geriatric Unit