Lady Minto Hospital

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Lady Minto Hospital is an acute care facility in Cochrane, Ontario and part of the MIC's Group of Health Services in Northern Ontario.

Founded in 1911, the hospital building was built in 1915 and opened in 1916. The hospital is named for Mary Caroline Grey, wife of Lord Minto (Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto], Governor General of Canada. The hospitals building funds were made available from the Lady Minto Hospital Fund given around 1900.

The main hospital has 33 beds and a long term care facility with 33 beds. Services provided include:

  • in and out-patient
  • long term chronic - Villa Minto opened 1998
  • respite and special care services
  • obstetrics
  • pediatrics
  • palliative
  • emergency and ambulatory care


Lady Minto Hospital was one of 43 hospitals built from funds established by Lady Minto and the Victorian Order of Nurses.[1]

The funds were given to build cottage hospitals in remote parts of Canada.

A timeline of Cochrane's Lady Minto Hospital:

  • 1915-1916 first hospital building built
  • 1953-1954 new hospital addition built to ease overcrowding at the 44-bed hospital
  • 1960s renovations
  • 1975-1978 new 64-bed hospital building built; old hospital building becomes Minto Health Centre
  • 2003 new Minto Health Centre built; 2004 old hospital demolished

See also[edit]

  • Tim Horton - born at Lady Minto on January 12, 1930


  1. ^ About Lady Minto, Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

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Coordinates: 49°04′15″N 81°01′19″W / 49.0708°N 81.0219°W / 49.0708; -81.0219