|Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal|
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Care system||RAMQ (Quebec medicare)|
|Affiliated university||Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Hôpital Notre Dame (English: Notre-Dame Hospital) is a hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on Sherbrooke Street East is the borough of Ville-Marie opposite La Fontaine Park. It was established in 1880, although has been situated at its present location since 1924.
Around 1880, Université Laval à Montréal decided to found a hospital. This hospital could accommodate 50 patients, regardless of their nationality or religion.
The secretary of Université Laval à Montréal, Dr. Emmanuel Persillier-Lachapelle was given the mandate to establish the new health institution. He was assisted by the Sulpician Victor Rousselot, parish priest of Notre-Dame, as well as Mother Julie Haineault-Deschamps, of the Congregation of the Grey Nuns.
From the beginning, the hospital was a secular institution. It was administered by physicians rather than priests, which was considered innovative for its time. This is a teaching hospital, so in addition to treating patients, it serves as an educational institution for future doctors.
In the late nineteenth century, Hôpital Notre-Dame became one of the largest hospitals in the country: it had six specialized departments: General practitioners, surgery, Psychiatry, Ear, Nose and Throat, ophthalmology and Electrotherapy. In addition, in 1898, sister Elodie Mailloux founded the first French Canadian nursing school at the hospital. During its existence, this school trained over 3000 graduates.
In Canada, the first intervention by the rules of modern asepsis was conducted at Hôpital Notre-Dame in 1899. Hôpital Notre-Dame has been associated with Université de Montreal since its establishment in 1920.
In 1924 the Hôpital Notre Dame moved into the space it currently occupies on Sherbrooke Street.
The Pavillon Mailloux is a five-storey brick nurses’ residence on the campus of the Hôpital Notre-Dame. It was constructed as a purpose-built residence in 1931. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada on November 23, 1997 its commemoration of the growing professionalism of nursing and the expanding role of women in health care.