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Report - St. Joseph's Hospital - Peterborough, Canada (July 1, 2013)

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    St Joseph's Hospital, commonly referred to by locals as St. Joe's, opened in 1890 as a 25 bed facility and was founded and staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough.

    A three-storey addition was added in 1908. In 1921, another five-storey addition provided sixty more beds, an obstetrics ward, doctor's lounge and operating rooms. Peterborough and the surrounding area's continuing growth brought with it increased demand, and the hospital was under construction again in 1922, 1947, 1950 and 1963, bringing the bed count up to 224.

    In 1998, it was decided by the Health Services Restructuring Commission that both of Peterborough's hospitals would be amalgamated and then shut down and replaced with a new facility.

    In 2009, the construction of the new PRHC (Peterborough Regional Health Centre) was complete and both of Peterborough's hospitals were shut down...

    For a much more in depth experience, an extensive write-up and a plethora of images can be found here...

    jermalism: Abandonment Issues: St. Joseph's Hospital (Peterborough)


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