The Saint-Georges Sanatorium – a developing service
This piece of work traces the history of the Saint-Georges sanatorium, built in 1939, which over the years has developed into many different areas of care. Originally, George-Henri de Champlain wanted to build a local hospital for patients suffering from tuberculosis, rather than having them travel far away from their families for treatment. Then in the 1950s the hospital became a psychiatric facility for sufferers of mental health problems.
The 1990s saw even more important changes and what is now known as ‘le Centre de santé et services sociaux de La Mitis’ (Health & Social Care Centre for La Mitis) offers basic multi-disciplinary care to the community, as well as physical rehabilitation services to the Bas-Saint-Laurent population, maternity services and a central health information centre (Info-Santé).