VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL IN JULY 2018 –
By Bernard Bujold –
What is the most difficult to live? A crowded hospital waiting room or an empty room just waiting for you…
The atmosphere of an empty room can sometimes be disturbing because “calm in an urban setting” (especially in a hospital) is also a sign of “lack of life”!
A few years ago, I had to stay at the Hôtel-Dieu for a health problem that is now fully over. After my stay, in the years that followed, I returned to the Hôtel-Dieu to meet my specialist doctor to check the situation. This year, on the occasion of the final visit, I was surprised to find the calm of the waiting room usually full of activity. Two years ago during my visit, I even met a TV star and a well known museum director who were waiting at the same time as me…
This year, some “quidams” and two attendants in addition to the doctor with his list of monthly appointments.
To make a short story, some premises of the former Hôtel-Dieu continue to be used by doctors to meet their patients but there is no more care. Within 4 years, these offices will be built on the site of the former St-Luc and everything will be grouped under the banner of the CHUM.
Obviously, it will be a little less calm for visitors…
SEE PHOTOS WAITING ROOM HÔTEL-DIEU