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  • Trevor Greenway

Chelsea fights hospital location

Chelsea doesn’t want to see the new mega-hospital built on its territory.


At its March 8 meeting, Chelsea council adopted a resolution expressing concerns about increased traffic and the environmental impacts that the new, 600-bed hospital could have on the municipality.


The resolution came after Quebec announced that it is eyeing a location on Boulevard de la Technologie as the location for the future affiliated university hospital centre (CHAU), which touches on the southern tip of Chelsea.

Chelsea council adopted a resolution expressing concerns about increased traffic and the environmental impacts that the new, 600-bed hospital could have on the municipality. Low Down file photo

“This location, a few hundred metres south of the municipality of Chelsea, would generate a significant increase in traffic on the main arterial roads in the area, which are not designed to accommodate a flow of patients, visitors and thousands of employees to the hospital centre each day,” Chelsea council said in a statement.

Councillors also questioned the environmental impacts such a project would have on existing natural