Montreal Children's Hospital

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Montreal Children's Hospital
Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants
McGill University Health Centre
Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants.jpg
Montreal Children's Hospital is located in Montreal
Montreal Children's Hospital
Location in Montreal
Location Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°29′20″N 73°34′56″W / 45.48878°N 73.582091°W / 45.48878; -73.582091Coordinates: 45°29′20″N 73°34′56″W / 45.48878°N 73.582091°W / 45.48878; -73.582091
Care system RAMQ (Quebec medicare)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Emergency department Yes
Beds 144
Speciality Pediatric hospital
Founded 1904, 1956 present site
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Montreal Children's Hospital (French: Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants) is a children's hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1904, it is affiliated with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

The hospital has 144 beds in total. The pediatric intensive care unit has 12 beds, including 4 isolation rooms.


The Children's Memorial Hospital on Cedar Avenue in 1913.

The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) first opened on Guy Street on January 30, 1904. It was the first hospital in Montreal with the sole mandate of providing care for sick children. In 1909, the growing number of patients required a move to new premises on Cedar Avenue. In 1920, the hospital became a teaching hospital affiliated with McGill University.

The hospital and its services continue to thrive by achieving firsts, including the first speech clinic in a pediatric hospital in 1933, the first division of medical genetics in 1949 and the first department of psychiatry in 1950. The increasing number of services required another expansion. A relocation took place to its current site in 1956 and was renamed the Montreal Children's Hospital.

In August 1997, the Montreal Children's Hospital merged with the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and the Montreal Chest Institute to form the McGill University Health Centre. A new children's hospital will open in late 2015 at the MUHC's Glen site, currently under construction.[1]


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