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|Wednesday, 17 September 2008 11:57|
A Brief History of Guelph General Hospital
1875 - Original hospital opened - a two-storey building with 12 beds. The original steward and nurses of the hospital had a farm on the property that produced and supplied the patients with eggs, milk, vegetables, meat, etc.
1888 - The Jubilee Wing was completed at a cost of $9,869.
1897 - The Albert Wing was opened. The hospital had
capacity for 90 patients, a new Operating Room -
considered one of the best in the province - and even elevators!
Ladies Auxiliary formed - this is the current Volunteer Association.
1906 - Nurses' residence built. The school of nursing was organized in 1888 and
today there are 1,200 graduates from the school - 700 are still alive!
1911 - New, larger nurses' residence built - current Family and Children's Services building. The original nurses' residence was moved to 63 Derry Street.
1912 - An Isolation Hospital was built - current Delhi Street Recreation Centre.
1951 - A new hospital was constructed adjacent to the old hospital, consisting of the current North and East Wings.
1957 - The old hospital was demolished and a new nurses' residence built on its site.
1970 - West Wing completed.
1997 - Groundbreaking for construction of a renovated and expanded Guelph General Hospital resulting in a 330,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The cost was $76.4 million, $50.7 million from the provincial government and $25.7 million from the City of Guelph and County of Wellington.
1999 - One hundred and thirty-five thousand square feet of new construction completed. Many high-tech departments move into their new space, and renovation of the North Wing begins.
2000 - Complete renovation of North and East wings.
2001- The West Wing renovation completed followed by the transfer and consolidation of acute care services from St. Joseph's Hospital and Home into the new Guelph General Hospital.
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