Veterans’ Health Centre

General Info

The Veterans’ Health Centre opened on April 27, 2002 and serves as a permanent home for veterans. 

The health centre was designed with a warm and friendly atmosphere in mind where residents have access to both intimate and social surroundings.

A designated area for terminally-ill residents allows staff to provide the appropriate palliative care and gives families the opportunity to accompany their loved ones.


Our mission

Provide extended quality health care services based on the overall and individual needs of each resident and their family.


Our general goal

Offer personalized care and services with a holistic approach that maximizes the health of each resident and, once the end of life nears, help residents die with dignity in a respectful environment.


The health centre includes two care units with 20 beds each and private and semi-private bedrooms.

Unit 200 generally accommodates residents with physical challenges (e.g., problem walking, mobilization in a wheelchair, etc.).

Unit 300 accommodates residents with cognitive deficits (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). 

The Department of Veterans Affairs Canada (DVAC) is responsible for screening future admissions to the health centre.

Visiting Hours

Every day, from 8:00 a.m. to midnight

Visitors and family members are asked to respect the rest periods of residents.

After regular hours, people can speak to the security guard if they want to see a resident. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

How to get there

Visitor parking is free and offers places for people with reduced mobility close to the main entrance.

Public Transport

City buses 64 and 64 B have a stop on Essex Street.

Please consult Codiac Transpo for more information:

Our Team

The health centre is managed by the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, in close collaboration with the DVAC. This is a plus for residents who have access to advanced services based on their needs.

The interdisciplinary team provides care that promote the residents’ health, independence, autonomy, comfort, and safety to maintain their quality of life. The team includes:

  • Physician;
  • Nurses;
  • Recreationist;
  • Occupational therapist;
  • Pharmacist;
  • Dietitian.

The health centre's team encourages family participation in decision-making and favours communication in order to promote an optimal living environment for residents.

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