Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre

General Info

The Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre (CHC) offers services and programs based on the needs and priorities of the communities from Inkerman to Miscou. Interdisciplinary teams and health professionals provide services in the following fields:

  • Health promotion;
  • Disease prevention;
  • Acute and chronic disease management;
  • Community development. 

In addition to providing therapeutic services, the facility provides diagnostic services that allow the medical team to diagnose and treat patients and/or refer them to the right services.
 
The Lamèque Hospital and CHC has 12 inpatient beds, three of which are for end-of-life patients (palliative care) and nine for patients awaiting placement.

To improve access to primary health care services, the Miscou Health Centre also delivers services.

The facility is proud to be able to count on many volunteers, such as the Women’s Auxiliary and the members of a community advisory committee, so that its services can focus on the real needs existing within the community.

Services

Other services

  • Smoking Cessation Program                   
  • Clinic for pregnant women
  • Active Health Program                                 
  • Breast-feeding support
  • Grief Support Program
  • My Choices, My Health program
  • Geriatric Clinic
  • Flu Vaccination Clinic
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Clinic (Pap tests)
  • Clinic for patients without a family doctor (followed by nurse practitioners)
  • Telehealth:
    • Remote medical consultations;
    • Videoconferencing (for professional development sessions and for meetings).
Visiting Hours

Since September 1, 2017, close family and friends can visit their loved ones at all times.

How to get there

The facility is located at 29 De l’Hôpital Street, Lamèque. Drive to the end of Principale Street and turn left onto De l’Hôpital Street.

Parking

Parking is free.

Our Team

The Lamèque Hospital and CHC has approximately 120 employees as well as five physicians and two nurse practitioners.

History

In 1941, upon his arrival in the Lamèque region, Father Louis Morin was quick to note the high number of deaths resulting from a lack of hospital care. With the support of residents and various associations on the island, he approached the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph to persuade them to establish a hospital in the community.

On February 6, 1949, three nuns and Dr. Euchère Cormier were welcomed to the parish. That same year, the Lamèque Hospital Women's Auxiliary started their work. This group of women made sure that the nuns and patients had what was needed for proper care to be provided.

In 1959, an advisory committee received the mandate to build a new hospital because the first one had become too small and was outdated. The ground blessing took place on September 25, 1961 and the tractors were running the very next day. The 42-bed hospital opened its doors in 1963.

In 1972, the provincial government took over the management of the hospital, which until that time had been provided by the Religious Hospitallers.

In 1987, a rehabilitation unit was added to the hospital. In 1992, the number of beds fell to 15.

In 2003, it was announced that a community health centre would be added to the Lamèque Hospital. This meant that health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management capabilities were added.

In 2005, the number of beds fell to 12, with three for end-of-life patients (palliative care) and nine for patients awaiting placement.

Back to top